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Ashtoret lunaris   (Forsskål, 1775)

yellow moon crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Matutidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 343).  Tropical; 30°N - 38°S, 32°E - 177°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: From East Africa to Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Australia. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 1.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.9 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 119018); 5.9 cm CW (female); max. published weight: 39.90 g (Ref. 119018); max. published weight: 39.90 g

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Caught in nets for food. Occurs from intertidal zone to a depth of 50 m. Found on muddy sand or broken shells bottoms (Ref. 106341). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

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

Hosie, A.M., A. Sampey, P.J. Davie and D.S. Jones. 2015. (Ref. 106854)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Morphology
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 1156 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown