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Callinectes arcuatus   Ordway, 1863

Arched 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; brackish; depth range 0 - 75 m (Ref. 119326).  Tropical; 34°N - 20°S, 118°W - 70°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: From Los Angeles to Peru and northern Chile.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 111237)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth range from Ref. 121685. Maximum CW observed for one male (Ref. 111237). Euryhaline species which can tolerate salinity levels from 1-65 (Refs. 119326, 119328) and can be found at temperatures of 17.5-34°C (Ref. 119326). Found in coastal lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 111237).

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

Paul, R.K.G. 1981. (Ref. 8722)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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): 19.6 - 28.9, mean 25.8 (based on 271 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high