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Matuta victor   (Fabricius, 1781)

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Calappidae

Environment / Climate / Range

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 4.46 cm Max length : 5.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

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).

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

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

Short description Morphology

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.

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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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.8 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2487 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown