Carcinus aestuarii   Nardo, 1847

Mediterranean shore crab

Native range
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356).  Tropical, preferred 19°C (Ref. 107945); 47°N - 30°N, 6°W - 42°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Introduced in South Africa and Japan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 3.5  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 101404)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibenthic. Found in a lagoon. Feeds on the bivalve Musculista senhousia (Ref. 106871). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

More information

Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.4 - 19.4, mean 15.4 (based on 133 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high