Sally Lightfoot Crab   (Percnon gibbesi)
Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Crustacea
Range: Indian, Pacific, Caribbean Ocean
Size: 4 in.    Space:: 50+ gal.     Diet: Debris, algae, small invertebrates
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Easy   Temperament: Aggressive
Natural History: The Sally Lightfoot Crab is primarily an herbivore as a juvenile, but switches to carnivory as an adult. The transition to adulthood is marked by enlargement of their claws and more aggressive behavior.
Husbandry: Adults Sally Lightfood Crabs may pick at anemones and corals, eat hermit crabs, or catch and eat fish. Large crabs may tear open sea anemones or corals to get at their gut contents. They are very difficult to catch in an aquarium.

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