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Charybdis bimaculata   (Miers, 1886)

Two-spot swimming crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

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

Benthic; depth range ? - 439 m (Ref. 118320).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: China, Taiwan, Korea Rep and Japan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.4 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118320); 2.075 cm CL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Predominantly found in inner bays, living on sandy bottoms from the intertidal to a depth of 439 m (Ref. 118320). Also found in silt-clay sediments (Ref. 118321). Spawning occurs between spring and autumn with peak in summer. Females may spawn more than once during the reproductive season (Ref. 118320).

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

Chen, D., Q. Liu, X. Zeng and Z. Su. 1997. (Ref. 77881)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Price category (Ref. 80766)