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Calappa rubroguttata   Herklots, 1851

spotted box crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Calappa rubroguttata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 10.8 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 435), usually 4 - 40 m (Ref. 435)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 17°N - 19°S, 25°W - 14°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic: Western African coast from Mauritania to Namibia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at depths from shore to 90 m (Refs. 435, 2708); common at depths of 4 to 40 m. Burrows in sand or fine gravel and also in bottoms with other sediments. (Ref. 435). Can live on all level substrates but may prefer sand (Ref. 2708). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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