Portunus trituberculatus   (Miers, 1876)

horse crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae
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Main reference
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment
Demersal; depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 343)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific.
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Short description
Carapace tough to granulose, regions discernible; front with 3 acutely triangular teeth; 9 teeth on each anterolateral margin, the last tooth much larger than preceding teeth. Larger chela with conical tooth at base of fingers; pollex ridged. Color: carapace dull green to brown.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Shallow waters up to depths of 50 m. Inhabits sandy to sandy-muddy substrates (Ref. 343).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high