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Lithodes murrayi   Henderson, 1888

Subantarctic stone crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Lithodidae | Lithodinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 16 - 1030 m (Ref. 93860).  Deep-water, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 15°S - 65°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic. Tropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89171)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic. Occurs in deep water (Ref. 93860). Found on rocky bottoms (Ref. 103032) as well as soft bottoms with sparse epifauna (Ref. 106495). Has a very diverse diet and is an opportunistic forager and scavenger (Ref. 93860). Feeds on benthic sessile and slow-moving organisms (Ref. 96496). Highly opportunistic and also displays necrophagy (Ref. 113076). 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

Davie, P.J.F. 2002. (Ref. 8423)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; 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)
Unknown