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Cronius ruber   (Lamarck, 1818)

Red swimcrab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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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; depth range 0 - 110 m (Ref. 101598), usually ? - 20 m (Ref. 435).  Tropical; 39°N - 36°S, 121°W - 14°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific: from USA (New Jersey to south Florida) to Brazil (Amapa to Rio Grande do Sul), including central America, the Antilles, and northern South America; West Africa from Mauritania to Angola, including Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, and Annobon Islands; Eastern Pacific from California, and Baja California to Peru, including Clipperton Island and Galagapos Islands. Temperate to tropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.2 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Carapace width range: 0.63 cm (Ref. 93549) to 8.2 cm (Ref. 435). Minimum depth from Ref. 104055. Benthopelagic (Ref. 97531). Occurs from the intertidal zone to a depth of 38 m, common at depths less than 20 m. Inhabits different kinds of bottom, usually covered with algae, ascidia, etc. (Ref 435). Found on sandy beaches, rocky areas as well as those with gravel (Ref. 104219). Also occurs in tide pools and rock rubble in sublittoral areas (Ref. 106321). In general, portunid crabs are reported to be mainly carnivorous (Ref. 72665).

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

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


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 | Gomexsi | 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): 22.3 - 28, mean 25.5 (based on 284 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown