Goneplax rhomboides (Linnaeus, 1758)
angular crab
Goneplax rhomboides
photo by Tiralongo, Francesco

Family:  Goneplacidae (rhomboid crabs)
Max. size:  3.4 cm CW (male/unsexed); 1.8 cm CW (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 3 - 750 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Norway to Senegal and Cape Verde to Turkey.
Biology:  Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). Also on sandy bottom (Ref. 113220). Carnivorous (Ref. 112914). Benthophagous (feeding on the bottom) (Ref. 104429). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 14.11.16

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