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Uca vocans   (Linnaeus, 1758)

orange fiddler crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Ocypodidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; brackish

Climate / Range

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.

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).

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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Price category (Ref. 80766)