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Charybdis hellerii   (Milne-Edwards, 1867)

Spiny hands

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Charybdis hellerii  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Portunidae

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

Benthopelagic; brackish; depth range 0 - 51 m (Ref. 74519), usually 0 - 30 m (Ref. 106819).  Tropical; 30°N - 31°S, 29°E - 154°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific. Introduced in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Subtropical to tropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - ? cm Max length : 4.7 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 93549)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Pref min-pref max estimated. Carapace width range: 3.62 to 4.7 cm (Ref. 93549). Benthopelagic (Ref. 97531). Prefers soft bottoms (Ref. 103831). Found on rocky coast and on coral reefs (Ref. 121712). Intertidal, found under rocks and stones and among live corals (Ref. 95903); also on rubble (Ref. 97531). Also found in an estuary-bay complex (Ref. 121721) as well as on the roots of the mangrove Rhizophora mangle (Ref. 103831) and the seagrass Halophila stipulacea (Ref. 119437).

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

Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Benson, A.J., P.L. Fuller and C.C. Jacono. 2001. (Ref. 8125)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.6 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1914 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown