Stenorhynchus seticornis

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Latin name Stenorhynchus seticornis
Local name Yellowline arrow crab
Family Majoidea - Stenorhynchus
Origin The Mexican Golf, West Atlantic
Max length 10 cm (3,9")
As aquarium fish
Minimum volume 500 l (132 gal)
Hardiness Average
Suitable for aquarium Suitable for special aquariums
Reef safe Reef safe with caution
Aggressiveness Aggressive towards similar species
Recommended Detritus
Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)
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Can be a threat towards small crustaceans

This species can be a threat towards small crustaceans, e.g. small shrimp.

Descriptions and further reading

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.

Family description (Majoidea)

Most crabs are not wanted in coral aquaria, although there are a few which are either fun or useful.

References and further reading

About references

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)