Calappa gallus   (Herbst, 1803)

rough box crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 1 - 218 m (Ref. 95880).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Indo-Pacific: from Senegal to Angola and Florida Keys to Brazil, Red Sea to Japan and Polynesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Carapace width: 8 cm. Minimum depth from Ref. 96667. Occurs in coastal waters up to depths of 218 m (Ref. 95880). Burrows in sand and muddy sand substrates (Ref. 417). Also on hard substrates, reef flats, coral, sand, shell and rock bottoms (Ref. 95880). Observed to open and feed on conchs based on laboratory experiments (Ref. 111684). 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).

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

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown