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Goniopsis cruentata   (Latreille, 1802)

purple mangrove crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Grapsidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 101599).  Tropical; 33°N - 30°S, 98°W - 14°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 2.5, range 2 - 2.9 cm Max length : 5.6 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 102095); 5.1 cm CW (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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