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Callinectes similis (lesser blue crab)

Wikipedia Abstract

Callinectes similis, sometimes called the lesser blue crab or dwarf crab, is a West Atlantic species of blue crab. It was described by Austin B. Williams in 1966.
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Prey / Diet

Farfantepenaeus aztecus (brown shrimp)[1]
Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[1]
Portunus gibbesii (iridescent swimming crab)[1]


Ariopsis felis (Sea catfish)[1]
Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)[1]
Centropristis philadelphica (Sea bass)[1]
Lobotes surinamensis (Tripple tail)[1]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[1]
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)[1]
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)[1]
Opsanus pardus (Leopard toadfish)[1]
Prionotus tribulus (Bighead searobin)[1]
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)[1]
Sciaenops ocellatus (Spotted bass)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Brevard Zoo


Western Atlantic Ocean;



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 of the Red Drum, Sciaenops ocellata, from Mississippi Sound, Robin M. Overstreet, Richard W. Heard, Gulf Research Reports, Vol. 6, No. 2, 131-135, 1978
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