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Calappa hepatica   (Linnaeus, 1758)

reef box crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; depth range 1 - 150 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical; 42°N - 49°S, 26°E - 89°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Hawaii; Cocos Islands to Australia, French Polynesia and Hawaii.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sandy shelly substrates, often in reefs and among seagrass beds (Ref. 343). A predatory carnivore: a specialized malacophage, with chela designed for crushing (Ref. 97241). 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. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.9 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 2018 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown