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Charybdis japonica   (Milne-Edwards, 1861)

Japanese 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

Benthopelagic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Pacific: from Japan to Malaysia. Subtropical and tropical climates.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Short description Morphology

Carapace without transverse ridges behind last anterolateral tooth; frontal teeth acutely triangular; anterolateral all acutely triangular. Posterior border of propodus of legs serrated. Palm with 5sharp spines, longitudinal ridges on palm granulated. Color: carapace white with large greyish patches, tips at anterolateral teeth reddish brown; fingers red and white.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs just offshore. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Found in tidepools on rocky shores (Ref. 118296). Common in estuaries, in firm or muddy fine sands (Ref. 118295). Generalist scavenger and predator (Ref. 118296). Benthopelagic predator, feeding mainly on benthic bivalves (Lamellibranchia), benthic crustaceans, fishes, and cephalopods (Ref. 117071). Host to the sacculinid barnacle Heterosaccus papillosus (Ref. 118296). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

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. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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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

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown