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Maja squinado   (Herbst, 1788)

spinous spider crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Majidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 22.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 150 m (Ref. 435)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 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.

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high