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Pleuroncodes planipes   Stimpson, 1860

pelagic red crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Galatheidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 101 - 310 m (Ref. 101294).  Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 42°N - 2°S, 125°W - 77°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: USA to Ecuador.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Size refers to body length (Ref. 865). Dominates micronektonic fauna in nearshore waters. Adults are found inshore during the first half of the year, then migrate offshore the second half of the year (Ref. 106931). Voracious omnivore (Ref. 114809). Feeds readily on fish in aquaria. Feeds on copepods. Pelagic phase feeds on phytoplankton and zooplankton via filter feeding (Ref. 113929). 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

Gotshall, D.W. 2005. (Ref. 865)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.7 - 13.6, mean 12.1 (based on 17 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high