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Episesarma versicolor   (Tweedie, 1940)

violet vinegar 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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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment
Demersal

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Southeast Asia and southern China.
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Short description
Carapace squarish, with 1 small anterolateral tooth; dorsal surface relatively flat; regions well defined, covered with short stiff setae. Dorsal margin of dactylar finger with numerous (40 to 48) tubercles, forming a stridulatory organ. Color: carapace brown to brownish grey; outer surface of palm with proximal parts violet, distal parts and fingers white.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mangrove areas. Prefers to dig burrows at the base of trees or at mud lobster (Thalassina) mounds. Predominantly herbivorous (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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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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