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Eriphia sebana   (Shaw & Nodder, 1803)

smooth redeyed crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Eriphiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical; 36°N - 33°S, 29°E - 134°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: north from Japan, China, Taiwan to southeast Asia, west to Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands to India, Oman and east Africa.

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)

Collected for food. Occasionally mildly poisonous in some parts of its range. Mildly poisonous (Ref. 79155). Inhabits rocky shore or reefs. Benthic. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Also occurs on algal mat (Ref. 106227). Found within crevices in rocks or coral reefs (Ref. 79155). Observed on mangrove trees (Ref. 74547). Has large master claws with molariform teeth used to crush shells of snails and hermit crabs (Ref. 107019). Observed to open large Turbo sp. shells in order to extract the terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita perlatus (Ref. 76500). 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

  Poisonous to eat

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

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