Fish Species

Red Clawed Crab

Red Clawed Crab - Description

The Red Clawed Crab is an interesting and useful addition to any marine aquarium. In their natural environment they spend their time foraging for food and will eat any unwanted food in the tank helping to keep it clean.

Like other crabs in order to grow, they must shed their exoskeleton and will hide in a cave or rock crevice for a few days until their new shell hardens.

Popular Name: Red Clawed Crab
Species: Perisesarma bidens

Profile of the Red Clawed Crab

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red Clawed Crab species.

  • Size: Up to 10cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 7.5 to 8.5 Temp: 24 to 27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Brine Shrimps, Bloodworms, Flake Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive to other crabs

  • Habitat: Caves and Rock Crevices

  • Behaviour: A great climber, ensure the tank has a lid.

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Red Clawed Crab

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Perisesarma bidens

  • Popular Name: Red Clawed Crab - Red Crab

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Sesarmidae

Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Red Clawed Crab

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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