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Carpilius convexus   (Forsskål, 1775)

Marbled stone crab

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Carpiliidae

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

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 95 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical; 37°N - 32°S, 30°E - 108°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from Japan, Hawaii and the Red Sea south to South Africa and Mozambique, west to Eastern Africa and east to French Polynesia and Easter Island.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Short description Morphology

Carapace ovate; dorsal surface very smooth and convex. Color: uniform red to reddish brown, with irregular dark brown patches on the dorsal surface of carapace.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected extensively for food. Found in the littoral to sublittoral zones (Ref. 77016). On rocky outcrops or coral reefs sheltering in crevices or under stones (Ref. 801). Reported to be mildly toxic (Ref. 103037). Benthic carnivore (Ref. 107079). Preys on tridacnids (Ref. 108392).

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

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 1594 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.