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Varuna litterata   (Fabricius, 1798)

oceanic paddler crab

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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Grapsidae
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Main reference
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
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Environment
Benthic; freshwater; brackish; depth range 0 - 757 m (Ref. 96667)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
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Short description
Carapace squarish, surface smooth; front straight; anterolateral margins each with 3 very broad, low nut sharp teeth. Dactylus, propodus, and carpus of legs literally flattened, fringed with long, closely packed setae. Color: light brown to brownish grey on dorsal surfaces.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Also collected by using fish corrals. Inhabits fresh and brackish waters (Ref. 77016). Generally estuarine; prefers areas faced by more oceanic waters. They prefer slow-moving or almost stagnant bodies of water. Species can be found up to 20 km from the sea in completely fresh water. Large or ovigerous specimens can be found in intertidal areas, frequently associated with floating clumps of brown algae, Sargassum spp. (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




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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown