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Necora puber   Linnaeus, 1767

Velvet 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 0 - 80 m (Ref. 356), usually ? - 40 m (Ref. 435).  Temperate; 4°C - 28°C (Ref. 112013), preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 24°N, 16°W - 28°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: From western Norway to the UK to Western Sahara and the Mediterranean coasts of Spain, France and Italy. Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - 5.23 cm Max length : 10.9 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96051); 9.84 cm CL (female); common length : 4.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 96051)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth range from Ref. 101396. Maximum carapace width: 8.4; common carapace width: 5.5 cm (Ref. 435).

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

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

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

Estimates based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766): Very high.
Nutrients: Calcium = 109 [35, 184] mg/100g; Iron = 1.59 [1.21, 1.97] mg/100g; Protein = 20.2 [19.2, 21.3] %; Omega3 = 0.285 [0.185, 0.386] g/100g; Selenium = 48.3 [-31.7, 128.3] μg/100g; VitaminA = 0 μg/100g; Zinc = 1.79 [1.17, 2.40] mg/100g (wet weight).