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Callinectes toxotes   unspecified

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 112850), usually ? - 30 m (Ref. 112850).  Tropical; 18°C - 34°C (Ref. 112850); 24°N - 34°S, 112°W - 77°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: From Cape San Lucas, Baja California and Sinaloa (Río Piaxtla), Mexico to mouth of river Tumbes, Peru and Juan Fernandez Island, Chile.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in euryhaline waters and occurs in freshwater streams. Frequently occurred on or buried in mud or fine sand substrates (Ref. 112850). 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

Taylor, M.H., M. Wolff, F. Vadas and C. Yamashiro. 2008. (Ref. 92517)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high