Carcinus aestuarii Nardo, 1847
Mediterranean shore crab
photo by FAO

Family:  Portunidae (swimming crabs)
Max. size:  6.5 cm CW (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 200 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Sea of Azov. Introduced in South Africa and Japan.
Biology:  Epibenthic. Found in a lagoon. Feeds on the bivalve Musculista senhousia (Ref. 106871).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 15.02.06
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 04.03.16

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