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Crabs & Crustaceans: Neosarmatium smithi

Neosarmatium smithi
Neosarmatium smithi
Neosarmatium smithi
Neosarmatium smithi

A medium-sized, very colorful, semi-terrestrial species that is native throughout the Indo-Pacific region. It inhabits mangrove areas and spends most of its time on land, but also often submerges in water. It is communal with its own species, though males will sometimes fight in the confines of a smaller enclosure. This crab can live in a freshwater paludarium, but it will thrive in a brackish setup.

Taxonomic Classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Malacostraca
  • Order: Decapoda
  • Family: Sesarmidae
  • Sub Family: Crustacea
  • Genus: Neosarmatium
  • Species: smithi

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Care Sheet

Diet: Fish sticks, sweet corn, sweet potato, Mangrove leaves
Housing: Minimum tank size: 30 gallons for a male and 2 females. Larger colonies require larger tanks.
Substrate: A mixture of coco fibre and sand
Temperature: 22 -24c
Humidity: 75%
Additional notes:
All crabs require a source of calcium, this could be in the form of of a cuttlebone or powder supplement mixed into food

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