Animalia > Arthropoda > Malacostraca > Decapoda > Majoidea > Majidae > Notomithrax > Notomithrax ursus

Notomithrax ursus

Synonyms: Cancer ursus; Paramithrax cristatus; Paramithrax latreillei

Wikipedia Abstract

Notomithrax ursus, known as the hairy seaweed crab, is a spider crab of the family Majidae, found in south-east Australia and New Zealand. Males grow to a carapace width of 42 mm (1.7 in), and a carapace length of 60 mm (2.4 in), while females reach 36 mm (1.4 in) by 43 mm (1.7 in). They are typically found among seaweed in rockpools, and are usually covered in seaweed.
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Prey / Diet

Acanthochitona zelandica[1]
Acanthoclinus littoreus (Rockfish)[1]
Aulacomya maoriana[1]
Australostichopus mollis (brown sea cucumber)[1]
Bellapiscis medius (Twister)[1]
Buccinulum linea[1]
Cellana radians (golden limpet)[1]
Cyclograpsus lavauxi (smooth shore crab)[1]
Eatoniella olivacea[1]
Elamena producta[1]
Euidotea stricta[1]
Exosphaeroma chilensis[1]
Exosphaeroma obtusum[1]
Halicarcinus cookii[1]
Halicarcinus innominatus[1]
Halicarcinus varius[1]
Haliotis iris (paua)[1]
Hemigrapsus sexdentatus (common rock crab)[1]
Hymenosoma depressum[1]
Ischnochiton maorianus[1]
Ischyromene hirsuta[1]
Isocladus armatus[1]
Isocladus calcareus[1]
Jasus edwardsii (Southern rock lobster)[1]
Nereis falcaria[1]
Nihotunga noa[1]
Notomithrax peronii[1]
Notomithrax ursus[1]
Ophionereis fasciata (Mottled sand star)[1]
Ophiopteris papillosa (Brittlestar)[1]
Perinereis amblyodonta[1]
Perinereis nuntia[1]
Philanisus plebeius[1]
Pilumnus lumpinus[1]
Scutus breviculus (shield shell)[1]


Latridopsis forsteri (White bastard trumpeter)[2]
Notomithrax ursus[1]


New Zealand(Native);



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.
2Importance of trophic information, simplification and aggregation error in ecosystem models, S. J. Metcalf, J. M. Dambacher, A. J. Hobday, J. M. Lyle, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 360: 25–36, 2008
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