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Matuta victor   (Fabricius, 1781)

common moon crab
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 5.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 343)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Southeast Asia to Fiji and New Hebrides.

Short description

Carapace rounded, with 2 long, well-developed lateral spines; anterolateral margins gently serrated. Outer surface of palm with low but distinct oblique ridge. Color: yellowish ground color with numerous fine black spots and several larger ones on carapace; legs and chelae bright yellow.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Caught by local communities in nets, by hand or beach seines. On sandy areas (Ref. 343). Carnivorous and facultative scavengers. Preys mainly on crustaceans and mollusks; smaller individuals on small, soft-shelled species while larger individuals eat slow-moving invertebrates like anomurans, bivalves and gastropods (Ref. 102715). 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: subsistence fisheries
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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown