Pachygrapsus marmoratus   (Fabricius, 1787)

marbled shore crab
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Portugal country information

Common names:
Occurence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: C: Ref. 106752.
National Checklist: Portugal
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurences: Occurence Point map
Main Ref: Cannicci, S., J. Paula and M. Vannini, 1999
National Database:

Common names from other countries

Marbled rock crab, ... more

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 4.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 842)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range

Benthic

Climate / Range

Tropical; 53°N - 26°N, 32°W - 37°E

Distribution

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal (Ref. 107021). It is found on rocks from upper to middle shore, also in crevices in breakwaters and pier piles or similar habitats (Ref. 842). Omnivore but cannot be simply considered an opportunistic feeder (Ref. 107021). 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 (Ref. 120744)

  Not Evaluated 

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
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