Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435); common length : 4.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
Benthic; depth range ? - 71 m (Ref. 435), usually ? - 40 m (Ref. 435)
Climate / Range
Western Atlantic: off Morocco to southwest Norway and the Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)