Carpilius maculatus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

clown crab
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Mozambique country information

Common names:
Occurence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: C: Ref. 96667.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/mz.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurences: Occurence Point map
Main Ref: CRUSTA, 2012
National Database:

Common names from other countries

Clown crab, ... more

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 18.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 96667)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Cocos Islands to French Polynesia and Hawaii.
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Short description
Carapace ovate; dorsal surface very smooth and convex. Color: cream to pink ground color, with 9 large violet to maroon spots on dorsal surface of carapace: 3 on median region, 2 on posterior region, 2 on anterolateral region, and 2 around orbits.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected extensively for food. Reported as poisonous but could not be confirmed by biochemical tests. Possibly becomes toxic for a short period after feeding on poisonous molluscs. Inhabits reefs. Benthic. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Feeds on marine snails (Ref. 85383). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Not Evaluated 

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)