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Lithodes ferox   (Filhol, 1885)

fierce king crab

Native range
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Lithodidae | Lithodinae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Environment
Benthic; depth range 160 - 1013 m (Ref. 104052), usually 400 - 500 m (Ref. 104052)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 35°S, 76°W - 18°E (Ref. 104052)

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean: Mauritania to Namibia, St. Helena, and off the coast of Brazil. Tropical to subtropical.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Deep water species living on the upper continental slope. Juveniles occur in deeper waters than adults (Ref. 8826). Found on muddy bottoms (Ref. 104052). 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




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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