are very entertaining animals in the aquarium. They seem to be quite
intelligent and display a great number of interesting behaviour.
However, one must keep in mind that crabs are also great destructors.
They use to try any inhabitant of their tank – plants as well as animals
– if they are edible. And against conspecifics these crabs are very
the first time ever we were able to import a species of large
freshwater crab from Paraguay now. The animals have a shell width of
about 5-8 cm. Together with the legs these crabs are larger than a man´s
hand. They belong most probably to the species Trichodactylus kensleyi.
The generic name means “hairy finger”. The hairs on lower segments of
the legs are clearly visible on the pictures.
our customers: the animals have code 488554 on our stocklist. Please
note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Only very few
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer