Matuta planipes   Fabricius, 1798

flower moon crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 343).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: Southeast Asia to Australia and westward to India.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Carapace rounded, with 2 long, well-developed lateral spines; anterolateral margins unevenly serrated. Outer surface of palm with strong oblique ridge. Mosaic to reticulate network of maroon lines on a white background.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Matutinae are facultative scavengers and opportunistic predators of benthic invertebrates, feeding mainly on molluscs and small crustaceans (Ref. 108791). 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

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown