Maja squinado   (Herbst, 1788)

spinous spider crab

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Majidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 150 m (Ref. 435).  Tropical, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 46°N - 30°N, 5°W - 36°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean: from Spain, north to Slovenia, and east to Turkey.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 22.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace width: 18.0 cm. Maximum depth from Ref. 114133. Occurs from the sublittoral area (Refs. 435, 106904) to depths of about 90 m (Ref. 106904), on rocky bottoms with algae (Ref. 435). Juveniles are predominantly found in shallow waters with mixed hard-and-soft bottoms. Adults live in deeper areas (Ref. 106904). 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

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.2 - 20.1, mean 11.1 (based on 752 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high