|Latin name||Mithraculus sculptus|
|Common name||Emerald/Mithrax Crab|
|Family||Majoidea - Mithraculus|
|Max length||4 cm (1.6")|
As aquarium fish
Reef safe, when well fed
This species can be found nibbling soft coral and LPS if there is insufficient food available.
This species can eat large amounts of algae (relative to their size) from rocks, like green hair algae and filamentous algae.
As it doesn’t eat every algae type, in case of a specific algae plague, find out more precise information.
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
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)