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Cancer bellianus   Johnston, 1861

Toothed rock crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Cancridae

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

Benthic; depth range 37 - 750 m (Ref. 356).  Temperate; 71°N - 22°N, 34°W - 7°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic: from Morocco to Atlantic coast of Europe and southern coast of Iceland.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace width: 20.0 cm (Ref. 435). Higher rate of female individuals in shallower strata, 200 to 400 m, and male individuals has a higher rate in deeper strata, 400 to 600 m. Landings of 10,000 per year (Ref. 2753). Unimodal size frequency distribution for both sexes (Ref. 2753, 2761). Occurs at depths from 37 to 700 m (Ref. 2761; 150 to 750 m in Ref. 356; 37 to 620 m in Ref. 435; and sublittoral to 700 m in Ref. 2753). Found on varied substrata (Ref. 2761). In general, species under the family Cancridae are omnivores, predators, or scavengers (Ref. 3477)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Exhibits spawning migration that results in ovigerous females occupying different territory from the rest of the population (Ref. 2753).

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): 6.8 - 14.1, mean 9.6 (based on 211 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown