Lauriea siagiani

Scientific name Lauriea siagiani
Descriptor Baba
Year of description 1994
IUCN category NE
Family Galatheidae
Genus Lauriea
Lauriea siagiani Lauriea siagiani

Introduction

Lauriea siagiani is a salt water crustacea.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    3 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid
  • Average size
    3 cm
  • Maximum size
    6 cm
  • Shape
    Ovoid

How to recognize Lauriea siagiani ?

Lauriea siagiani measures between 3 and 6 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Venomous
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Like all crustaceans, Lauriea siagiani molts whenever it becomes cramped in its shell. Before the hardening of its new body, it is more vulnerable and spends a good part of its time hidden. This mechanism, very complex, allows the periodic renewal of the exoskeleton and part of the internal skeleton. It is also during the moult that the females become fertile.

Lauriea siagiani is a crustacea living as a couple or alone. This species is scavenger .

Although Lauriea siagiani is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Migratory species
    Yes

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 0 m

Biotope presentation

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