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Necora puber   Linnaeus, 1767

velvet swimming crab
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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), preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 24°N, 16°W - 28°E

Distribution
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.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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