Italiano  English  

Calappa pelii Spiny Box Crab Crustacea Decapoda Brachyura Calappidae

  • Product Code: C24901
  • Product Available
Quantity :  


Origin : Indonesia (Est Java)

Spiny Box Crab Calappa pelii Crustacea Decapoda Brachyura Calappidae carapace cm 4.5-6 x 3-4.5 (legs not included).
Family: Calappidae.
Common name: Spiny Box Crab or Shame-Faced Crab.
Syn. Calappa piscatorum.

Calappa is a genus of crabs known commonly as box crabs or shame-faced crabs. The name box crab comes from their distinctly bulky carapace, and the name shame-faced is from anthropomorphising the way the crab's chelae (claws) fold up and cover its face, as if it were hiding its face in shame.

For information or assistance please send a mail (see Contact Us): we'll contact you as soon as possible.

Remember that mails sent without object or with only a writing such as "info" will be deleted as precaution against  virus and spam.

Do not forget to read the terms of sale in the footer below, BEFORE you make a purchase!

Insert you e-mail address in order to be updates on our products and promo

Back to Top