Liocarcinus depurator (Linnaeus, 1758)
Blue-leg swimcrab
photo by FAO

Family:  Portunidae (swimming crabs)
Max. size:  4 cm CW (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; brackish; marine; depth range 5 - 800 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Minimum depth range from Ref. 116556. Epibenthic (Ref. 87524) on soft bottoms (Refs. 3123, 106896). Occurs in an estuary. Found in raft zones and central channel areas subject to oceanic influences (Ref. 106896). Thrives at 30-40 psu salinity range (Ref. 116556).
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: Bato-David, Elizabeth - 21.11.17

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