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Macropipus puber   (Linnaeus, 1758)

velvet swimcrab
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae
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Main reference
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435); common length : 4.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Environment
Benthic; depth range ? - 71 m (Ref. 435), usually ? - 40 m (Ref. 435)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Atlantic: off Morocco to southwest Norway and the Mediterranean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace width: 8.4; common carapace width: 5.5 cm (Ref. 435). Occurs from intertidal area to 70 m, common at depths not deeper than 40 m. Inhabits on bottom of rock, sand or mud (Ref. 435). 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




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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