Malacostraca | Decapoda | Cancridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Shirley, S.M., T.C. Shirley and S.D. Rice. 1987. (Ref. 8391)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 22.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 360 m (Ref. 865)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 61°N - 23°N, 178°W - 110°W
Eastern Pacific: Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Magdalena Bay, Mexico. Subtropical to temperate.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Epibenthic in estuaries and nearshore environments (Ref. 104211). It is found on soft bottoms in very low intertidal areas to a depth of 360 meters (Ref. 865). Juveniles inhabit and forage on estuaries, particularly in oyster reefs, oyster beds, and eelgrass (Ref. 104211). 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. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models