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Hypothalassia armata   (De Haan, 1835)

champagne crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Hypothalassia armata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Eriphiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Environment

Benthic; depth range 20 - 540 m (Ref. 343)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Short description

Carapace smooth; anterolateral margins with numerous very sharp spines of differing sizes. Surfaces of legs and chelae with numerous sharp, brown-black spines of differing sizes. Carapace reddish brown to brown, especially on anterior part; spines black to brown; fingers black.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Exported in Taiwan and Singapore, where live specimens commands premium prices of up to US$40 per kg in 1988. Occurs at 20 to 540 m. Inhabits rocky and muddy substrates. Benthic. Subtropical and tropical climates (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

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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