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Menippe nodifrons   Stimpson, 1859

lumpy stone crab

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Menippidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 3.8  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.9 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

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).

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 (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

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