Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54434

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Graspidae
Genus:Graspus
Genus species:Graspus graspus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:3.8-8.9 cm
Identification:The sally lightfoot crab has a red dorsal side and a bright blue belly.
Habitat:Rocky shores
Diet:Omnivore: algae, invertebrates, can be cannibalistic
Sally lightfoots can be found in groups of 40-50 animals.
Behavior:If threatened, this crab will eject squirts of water at its attacker.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
South America
Northern Africa
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Sally lightfoot crab
crustacean
Red lava crab
Crabs
Decapoda (Crustacea)
Malacostraca
Crustacea
Arthropoda
Invertebrates
Shellfish
Aquatic invertebrates
Aquatic animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54434