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Macropipus tuberculatus   (Roux, 1830)

knobby swimcrab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Macropipus tuberculatus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 20 - 2760 m (Ref. 106312), usually 20 - 850 m (Ref. 106314).  Temperate; 66°N - 26°N, 40°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: from west Norway to United Kingdom, Ireland, to Morocco and Azores Islands, into the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 106314); 2.94 cm CW (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth range from Ref. 106314. Maximum length based on occurrence (Ref. 106314); to be replaced with a better reference. Occurs on muddy areas on the deepest part of continental shelf and on the upper slope (Ref. 106311). Also found on open-sea detritic organogenic sediments (Ref. 106314). Opportunistically feeds on epifaunal mobile crustaceans and small fish. A small part of its diet contains echinoderms, polychaetes and bivalves (Ref. 106311). 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

MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown