Lybia tessellata (Latreille, 1812)
boxer crab
Lybia tessellata
photo by Auscape International

Family:  Xanthidae (stone and mud crabs)
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Somalia to Madagascar and Cocos Islands.
Biology:  Found along the neritic zone, in reef areas (Ref. 97241). Subtidal (Ref. 106854). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 10.03.08
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 23.11.15

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