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Munida gregaria   (Fabricius, 1793)

swarming squat lobster
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Galatheidae

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

Benthic; depth range 5 - 1218 m (Ref. 87391).  Deep-water; 31°S - 57°S, 76°W - 174°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southern Oceans: Known from southern South America (Argentina and Chile), New Zealand and Australia. Subtropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101385)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 78779. Commonly found on sand, mud and hard substrates in channels and less common in fjords, channels and open and exposed coasts (Ref. 87801). Mainly a detritivore or surface deposit-feeder; secondarily a predator and/or scavenger (Ref. 113340). 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

Macpherson, E. 2010. (Ref. 87468)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; 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): 1.6 - 11.2, mean 6.6 (based on 365 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)