Lithodes ferox   (Filhol, 1885)

fierce king crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Lithodidae | Lithodinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 160 - 1013 m (Ref. 104052), usually 400 - 500 m (Ref. 104052).  Tropical; 22°N - 35°S, 76°W - 18°E (Ref. 104052)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean: Mauritania to Namibia, St. Helena, and off the coast of Brazil. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Deep water species living on the upper continental slope. Juveniles occur in deeper waters than adults (Ref. 8826). Found on muddy bottoms (Ref. 104052). 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

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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

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