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Pitho aculeata (massive urn crab)

Synonyms: Hyas aculeata

Prey / Diet

Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[1]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[1]

Predators

Alphestes afer (Small grouper)[1]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Ambidexter symmetricus[1]
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)[1]
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)[1]
Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)[1]
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)[1]
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)[1]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[1]
Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[1]
Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel)[1]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[1]
Haemulon chrysargyreum (Yellowstripe grunt)[1]
Haemulon flavolineatum (Yellow grunt)[1]
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)[1]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[1]
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)[1]
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)[1]
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)[1]
Holocentrus adscensionis (Squirrelfish)[1]
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)[1]
Lepidochelys kempii (Atlantic Ridley, Kemp’s Ridley Seaturtle)[1]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[1]
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)[1]
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)[1]
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)[1]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[1]
Myrichthys breviceps (Sharptail eel)[1]
Neoniphon marianus (Switchtail)[1]
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)[2]
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Shortnose batfish)[1]
Pseudupeneus maculatus (Spotted goat-fish)[1]
Sargocentron coruscum (Conga tony)[1]
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)[1]

Distribution

Western Atlantic Ocean;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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