Portunus spinimanus Latreille, 1819
Blotched swimming crab
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Family:  Portunidae (swimming crabs)
Max. size:  9.19 cm CW (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 393 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic. Temperate to tropical.
Biology:  Carapace width range: 1.45 to 9.19 cm (Ref. 93549). Benthopelagic (Ref. 97531). Littoral (Ref. 106811). Associated with gravel and very coarse sand (Ref. 106810). Also on molluscan and other shells (Ref. 97531). In general, portunid crabs are reported to be mainly carnivorous (Ref. 72665).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 18.08.16

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