Atergatis floridus

Atergatis floridus

Interesting name, but poisonous species.

Characteristics

It has a cute round silhouette and an interesting name, but it is a poisonous species. can't eat.White spots are symmetrically arranged on a brown background. There are yellow stripes around the eyes and on the edge of the shell. The iris is reddish brown. Scissors are powerful.

Picture of Atergatis floridus

Ecology

Distributed from rocks to shallow seabeds. It eats seaweed and small aquatic animals. It is sometimes seen on the island. It has poison in its body derived from its food.

Habitat

Miura Peninsula Arasaki

I found it sitting still among the sea urchins on the shore of Arasaki. I was able to easily photograph it, even though it moved slowly along the rocky shore. The carapace pattern was distinctive.

Pictures

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Picture of Atergatis floridus1|Brown ground with white markings.
Brown ground with white markings.
Picture of Atergatis floridus2|The spots are bilaterally symmetrical.
The spots are bilaterally symmetrical.
Picture of Atergatis floridus3|There is a yellow pattern around the eye.
There is a yellow pattern around the eye.
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