Trapezia Lutea – Red Stylophora Crab

14,00

1 in stock

Usually ships within 1-2 weeks

Size: 2-3 cm
Reef compatible: Yes
Temperament: Peaceful
Origin: Indonesia, Maldives

1 in stock

The Trapezia Pocillopora/Stylopora Crab is a small commensal crustacean that lives its whole life within the branches of Pocillopora and Stylophora corals, or Acropora Corals if no Stylo/Pocilloporid corals are available, aiding in the proper water flow between the branches to keep these areas clean. In a symbiotic relationship with its host coral, the Trapezia Stylo/Pocillopora/Acropora Crab is thought to feed on particulates trapped by the coral polyps, fallen detritus, and the coral’s secreted mucus. In turn, the crabs guard the coral against invaders and fend off predators.