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Homola barbata   (Fabricius, 1793)

Homole crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Homolidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Coelho Filho, P.A. 2004. (Ref. 2364)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 1.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 93549)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 10 - 682 m (Ref. 62709)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 46°N - 38°S, 98°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: from USA (Massachussetts, and Virginia to south Florida), West Indies, Central America and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro to Rio Grande do Sul) to Western Africa, including Canary and Madeira Islands, to Mediterranean Sea, and northeastern Atlantic from Spain to Portugal. Temperate to tropical.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Carapace width range: 1.22 to 1.47 cm (Ref. 93549). Maximum depth from 95880. Found on moderate depths from 10 to 679 m on mud, muddy sand, sandy and muddy detritus, coralline algae, calcareous algae, slightly sandy mud with funiculines, alcyonarians in mud, and reddish gravel with shell debris (Ref. 62709). In general, members of the family Homolidae are carnivorous (Ref. 107107). 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

Human uses


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