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Paralomis granulosa   (Jacquinot, 1847)

softshell red crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Lithodidae | Lithodinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 2679).  Deep-water, preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 26°S - 56°S, 76°W - 48°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: from Valdivia to Cape Horn, Chile, north to Santa Catarina, Brazil including Falkland Island. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 11.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93013); max. published weight: 1.5 kg (Ref. 93013)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 2679. Juveniles are found attached to holdfasts of Macrocystis sp. providing them with mechanical shelter. While adults are found in sheltered inshore waters with soft and hard bottoms (Ref. 87801). In April, ovigerous females carry 1,540 to 8,200 eggs. Larval hatching occurs in low daily numbers (Ref. 87801).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

In April, ovigerous females carry 1,540 to 8,200 eggs. Larval hatching occurs in low daily numbers.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Macpherson, E. 1988. (Ref. 2679)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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