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Callinectes marginatus   (Milne-Edwards, 1861)

Marbled swimcrab

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

Benthopelagic; brackish; depth range 1 - 421 m (Ref. 105052).  Tropical; 35°N - 31°S, 82°W - 14°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean: from southeastern Florida to Brazil rarely in Bermuda and North Carolina, also in the Cape Verde Islands and along the African coast from Mauritania to Angola.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 417)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In shallow littoral environments, typically from intertidal pools to 3 m (Ref. 105199). Inhabits shallow salt water on sandy or sandy mud bottom (Ref. 435) in brackish waters of estuaries (Ref. 417). Also found on algae and grass flats, sandy beaches, rocky pools, eroded coral bases (Ref. 105199), coral reef (Ref. 121879), oyster bars (Ref. 105199), and edge of mangroves (Refs. 105199, 121880). Rarely found in the open sea, from the intertidal to depth of 25 m (Ref. 121880). Associated with the barnacle Chelonibia sp. (Ref. 105200). In general, portunids are opportunistic omnivores with preference for animal prey (Ref. 100840).

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

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)

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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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): 14.1 - 24.4, mean 17.5 (based on 89 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high