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Charybdis feriatus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

crucifix crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 30 - 60 m (Ref. 343)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: reaching Japan and Australia. Subtropical and tropical climates.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
Carapace ovate; 5 distinct teeth on each anterolateral margin. Color: distinctive pattern of longitudinal stripes of maroon and white, usually with distinct white cross on median part of gastric region; legs and pincers with numerous scattered with white spots.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Especially important in markets in East Asia, where it commands substantially higher premium prices being sold for US$8 to US$15 per kg. Occurs at depths from 30 to 60 m. Inhabits sandy-muddy substrates. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). 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. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
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