Polybius holsatus   (Fabricius, 1798)

flying swimming crab

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

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

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 278 m (Ref. 101591).  Temperate; 63°N - 38°S, 13°W - 13°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 2 - ? cm Max length : 3.7 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8275)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 106090). Occurs at depths below 50 m, in coarse sand substrate (Ref. 96391). Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). A ubiquitous, free-living species (Ref. 96391). Forages for food on substrate (Ref. 96377). 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). N=885 (Ref. 106802).

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

Ellis, J.R., G. Burt and S.I. Rogers. 2007. (Ref. 87524)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 7 - 12.2, mean 9.8 (based on 443 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown