Charybdis natator   (Herbst, 1794)

ridged swimming crab

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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 5 - 50 m (Ref. 343).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: from the Red Sea to China and Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - 9.5 cm Max length : 17.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Short description Morphology

Carapace densely covered with very short pubescence which is absent on several distinct transverse granulated ridges in anterior half. Color: orangish red overall, with ridges on carapace and legs dark and reddish brown.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 801. Occurs at depths from intertidal to 50 m (Ref. 801). Inhabits rocky areas (Ref. 801), sandy-rocky areas (Ref. 343), corals reefs (Ref. 801) and areas near coral reefs (Ref. 343). Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). 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

Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

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

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(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): 24.5 - 29.2, mean 28.1 (based on 1314 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown