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Calappa lophos   (Herbst, 1785)

common box crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 10 - 100 m (Ref. 343).  Tropical; 38°N - 28°S, 33°E - 171°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Japan to Southeast Asia, Australia to Sri Lanka.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Short description Morphology

Clypeiform posterolateral part of carapace with strong lateral projections. Ground color yellowish beige to yellow; posterior 1/3 of carapace with distinct red spots, posterolateral part with transverse red stripes; outer surface of cheliped with red streaks and spots.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Sandy-muddy area. Burrows body on soft and mud substrates (Ref. 343). In general, Calappa feeds upon molluscs and hermit crabs in gastropod shells. Their right claw is used for crushing shells of prey while their left claw is used as a cutter (Ref. 105092). 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

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

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