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Myomenippe hardwickii   (Gray, 1831)

mangrove stone crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Menippidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Pacific: throughout Southeast Asia, reaching the Philippines.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Short description Morphology

Carapace ovate, covered with numerous very small granules; regions well defined; 4 broad lobiform teeth on each anterolateral margin. Eyes green in life. A larger molariform tooth at base of movable finger of larger chela. Carapace dirty-brown overall; eyes green, fingers black.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs from shallow water to intertidal zones. Inhabits mangrove areas and prefers rocky areas, or areas densely covered by bivalves, such as Perna spp. Benthic. Tropical climate (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).

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

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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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

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