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Necora puber   Linnaeus, 1767

velvet swimming crab
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 10.9 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96051); 9.84 cm CL (female); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 96051)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 356)

Climate / Range

Temperate; 4°C - 28°C (Ref. 112013); 61°N - 24°N, 16°W - 28°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: From western Norway to the UK to Western Sahara and the Mediterranean coasts of Spain, France and Italy. Subtropical to temperate.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth range from Ref. 101396. Common in shallow waters from the intertidal to 80 m. Found mostly in rocky shores, confined to the lower tidal mark (Ref. 101396). Carnivore; trophic level 2.6 (Ref. 96418). An opportunistic feeder, mostly preys on molluscs and crustaceans and also feeds on detrital material and large quantities of brown algae (Ref. 96482). 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

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high