Malacostraca | Decapoda
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.6 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 102095); 5.1 cm CW (female)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 101599)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 33°N - 30°S, 98°W - 14°E
Atlantic Ocean: from Florida to Bermuda, Mexico, Belize, Panama, the Antilles, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, to Brazil (Para to Santa Catarina, including Fernando de Noronha), and the eastern Atlantic, from Senegal to Angola.
Inhabits brackish muddy waters, often in mangrove swamps (Ref. 435), able to move fast between the roots and trunks of trees (Ref. 104080). Found in burrows (Ref. 86356), from intertidal to supratidal waters (Ref. 97531). Excellent predator in the mangroves (Ref. 104080). Feeds on mangrove propagules and animal matter (Ref. 86356). First marine crab reported to feed on an amphibian Leptodactylus macrosternum, wherein the frog was found near the crab's burrow (Ref. 104080).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)