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Macropipus tuberculatus   (Roux, 1830)

knobby swimcrab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Macropipus tuberculatus  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

Benthic; depth range 20 - 2760 m (Ref. 106312), usually 20 - 850 m (Ref. 106314).  Temperate; 66°N - 26°N, 40°W - 37°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: from west Norway to United Kingdom, Ireland, to Morocco and Azores Islands, into the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 106314); 2.94 cm CW (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth range from Ref. 106314. Maximum length based on occurrence (Ref. 106314); to be replaced with a better reference. Neritic, demersal (Ref. 106512). Occurs on muddy areas on the deepest part of continental shelf and on the upper slope (Ref. 106311). Abundant in the upper continental slope between depths of 150 to 400 m (Ref. 122113). Also found on open-sea detritic organogenic sediments (Ref. 106314), on a seamount (Ref. 106167) and coral bank (Ref. 95763). Epibenthos feeder (Ref. 106512). Opportunistically feeds on epifaunal mobile crustaceans and small fish. A small part of its diet contains echinoderms, polychaetes and bivalves (Ref. 106311). 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

MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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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): 8.3 - 20.8, mean 13.8 (based on 1831 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown