Carpilius maculatus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

spotted reef crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Carpilius maculatus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Carpiliidae
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Main reference
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 18.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment
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, sperm transfer is indirect usually through copulation. Precopulatory courtship ritual is common. Fertilization is usually external but may be internal (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Poisonous to eat




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown