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Pseudocarcinus gigas   (Lamarck, 1818)

Tasmanian giant crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Eriphiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 20 - 820 m (Ref. 8423), usually 200 - 200 m (Ref. 82775).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Indian Ocean: Southern Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 1.3  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 8423. Pseudocarcinus gigas have been a bycatch of rock lobster fishing operations in Southern Australia for over 80 years (Ref. 82759). Males can grow twice as big as males reaching at least 13 kg (Ref. 82776). Found in continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 8423). Females only bear eggs during non-molting years (Ref. 8933).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Females only bear eggs during non-molting years (Ref. 8933).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Davie, P.J.F. 2002. (Ref. 8423)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)