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Chaceon maritae   (Manning & Holthuis, 1981)

West African geryon
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Geryonidae

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

Benthic; depth range 100 - 950 m (Ref. 804), usually 300 - 700 m (Ref. 435).  Tropical; 31°N - 36°S, 26°W - 21°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic: West to southwest Africa.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - 10 cm Max length : 16.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 435); 9.5 cm CW (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits muddy bottoms at depths of 100 to 936 m, common between 300 to 700 m (Ref. 435). Also in muddy-sandy bottoms (Ref. 101384). Tends to aggregate in areas near canyons and other bottom features (Ref. 2677). In general, adult geryonid crabs are opportunistic feeders (Ref. 104380). Mating behavior: Newly moulted or soft-shelled female is carried by the male with its pleopods (Ref. 101991).

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

Mating behavior: Newly moulted or soft-shelled female is carried by the male with its pleopods

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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 | | 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): 5.5 - 12, mean 8.4 (based on 58 cells).
Prior r = 0.42, 95% CL = 0.27 - 0.64, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high