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Uca vocans   (Linnaeus, 1758)

orange fiddler crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Ocypodidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; brackish.  Tropical; 30°N - 34°S, 30°E - 171°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: From East Africa to Samoa, Red Sea to Natal and Okinawa, Japan to subtropical Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Associated with muddy habitats in lagoonal beach (Ref. 104858). Also on muddy-sandy tidal flats (Ref. 104857). Reported to form droves (Ref. 104860). Feeds on emerged sand and in shallow water along the shoreline and in pools. Makes sand pellets while feeding to separate edible from inedible fractions (Ref. 104857). 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

Walker, A.O. 1887. (Ref. 77883)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.8 - 29.3, mean 28.8 (based on 1849 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)