|Latin name||Stenorhynchus seticornis|
|Local name||Yellowline arrow crab|
|Family||Majoidea - Stenorhynchus|
|Origin||The Mexican Golf, West Atlantic|
|Max length||10 cm (3,9")|
|Minimum volume||500 l (132 gal)|
|Suitable for aquarium||Suitable for special aquariums|
|Reef safe||Reef safe with caution|
|Aggressiveness||Aggressive towards similar species|
Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)
This species can be a threat towards small crustaceans, e.g. small shrimp.
This crab will destroy the population of useful bristle worms in the aquarium.
Seticornis is a scavenger but it is not as effective as the worms it removes.
Most crabs are not wanted in coral aquaria, although there are a few which are either fun or useful.
James W. Fatherree. 2010. Aquarium Invertebrates: Crabs in the Marine Aquarium - Advanced Aquarist - (English)
Ronald L. Shimek. 2004. Marine Invertebrates (PocketExpert Guide) - TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)
Bob Fenner. Crabs For Marine Aquariums? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 - Wet Web Media - (English)
"Minimum volume" indicates the size of the tank needed to house this species under optimal conditions.
This is based on a medium size animal, which you want to keep for several years.
It might be possible to keep smaller specimens for a limited period in a smaller tank. A larger tank might be needed for fully-grown specimens.
"Hardiness" indicates how resistant this species is to disease and how well i tolerates bad conditions in general.
Some species doesn't handle transportation very well, but that doesn't mean that the species isn't hardy under the right conditions.
In this case, a "normal" aquarium is a reef aquarium with mixed corals or a fish only aquarium with an approximately salinity of 1.026 (sg) and a temperature close to 26°C.
Species requiring more than a 4000-liter tank are considered not suitable for home aquarium.
Special aquariums may cover tanks with low salinity, sub-tropical temperature, deep sand bed, sea grass etc.
Always reef safe: No sources indicate that this species will harm corals or other invertebrates.
Often reef safe: Only a few aquarists has reported problems keeping this species with corals and other invertebrates.
Reef safe with caution: This species may be a threat to some types of invertebrates.
Reef safe with luck: Most specimens will harm corals and/or other invertebrates, but you might be lucky.
Not reef safe: This species is a threat to most corals and/or other invertebrates.