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Maja goltziana   d'Oliveira, 1888

spiny spider crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Majidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 15 - 300 m (Ref. 105768).  Subtropical; 46°N - 7°S, 26°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic from Portugal to the Gulf of Guinea off Congo including the Canary Islands, and from eastern Mediterranean Sea to as far north as Elba Island, Italy.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 106304. Epifaunal and found on soft sediments (Ref. 105768). Also occurs on detritic muddy bottoms and a variety of substrata on the continental shelf and upper slope (Ref. 106304). Have been recorded near the Amendolara Sea Mount (Ref. 105768). Most majids are herbivorous, feeding mainly on algae (Ref. 107073). 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

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)