Tachypleus gigas   (Müller, 1785)

coastal horseshoe crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Merostomata | Xiphosura | Limulidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthopelagic; brackish.  Tropical; 23°N - 11°S, 95°E - 129°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic feeder which mainly consumes molluscs, decayed organic matter and polychaetes (Ref. 74). It is usually found in mangrove swamps (Ref. 70), sandy beaches and muddy bottoms from the tide-line to depths during highest high tide (Ref. 74).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lee, C.N. and B. Morton. 2005. (Ref. 1131)

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

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown