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Necora puber   Linnaeus, 1767

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 356).  Temperate; 4°C - 28°C (Ref. 112013), preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 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.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - 5.23 cm Max length : 10.9 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96051); 9.84 cm CL (female); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 96051)

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).

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

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high