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Matuta planipes   Fabricius, 1798

flower moon crab

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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae
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Main reference
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
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Environment
Benthic; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 343)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: Southeast Asia to Australia and westward to India.
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Short description
Carapace rounded, with 2 long, well-developed lateral spines; anterolateral margins unevenly serrated. Outer surface of palm with strong oblique ridge. Mosaic to reticulate network of maroon lines on a white background.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Matutinae are facultative scavengers and opportunistic predators of benthic invertebrates, feeding mainly on molluscs and small crustaceans (Ref. 108791). 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

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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