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Ovalipes punctatus   (De Haan, 1833)

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 9.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment

Benthic

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southern Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific.

Short description

Carapace rounded, surfaces finely granular, appearing almost smooth; 4 well-developed teeth on each anterolateral margin; stridulatory ridges present on ventral surface of palm. Color: carapace reddish brown to maroon, margins lighter colored; dactylus of fourth walking leg bluish purple.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at depths from 30 to 50 m. Usually, only the chelae are sold in the markets. Subtropical climate (Ref. 343). 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

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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