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Cancer plebejus   Poeppig, 1836

Chilean crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Cancer plebejus  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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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 10 - 1138 m (Ref. 87391).  Temperate; 11°S - 54°S, 78°W - 68°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Chile and Peru.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 78814); 11 cm CW (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on soft-bottom sublittoral habitats. Mainly epifaunal but can be considered a bioturbator as it reworks sediments. Notably disturbs the sea floor, exhibiting "sediment mining" behavior while in search of prey. Predatory (Ref. 106462).

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

Gorny, M. 1999. (Ref. 87391)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; 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): 6.5 - 12.3, mean 9.4 (based on 36 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)