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Charybdis natator   (Herbst, 1794)

Ridged swimming crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 5 - 310 m (Ref. 125642).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: from the Red Sea to China and Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 8 - 9.5 cm Max length : 17.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Short description Morphology

Carapace densely covered with very short pubescence which is absent on several distinct transverse granulated ridges in anterior half. Color: orangish red overall, with ridges on carapace and legs dark and reddish brown.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 801. Occurs at depths from intertidal to 50 m (Ref. 801). Subtidal (Ref. 106854). Inhabits rocky areas (Ref. 801), sandy-rocky areas (Ref. 343), corals reefs (Ref. 801) and areas near coral reefs (Ref. 343). Also found on substrates of sand or sandy mud (Ref. 125642). Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Spawns throughout the year, with peak from June to August (Ref. 116211).

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

Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 29.2, mean 28.1 (based on 1314 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.