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Menippe nodifrons   Stimpson, 1859

lumpy stone crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Menippidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 4.9 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)


Benthic; depth range 0 - 27 m (Ref. 101594)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 27°N - 29°S, 98°W - 14°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Antilles, northern South America, and Brazil (from Maranhão to Santa Catarina), and from Cape Verde islands to Angola.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epibiotic (Ref. 97531). Occurs in littoral and sublittoral areas to depths of 20 m. Inhabits rocky bottoms (Ref. 435). Also on rubble, on molluscan and other shells (Ref. 97531). Opportunistic omnivore with diversified diet and high nocturnal activity. Forages primarily on polychaetes, algae, crabs and mollusks (Ref. 104088). 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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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