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Polybius henslowii   Leach, 1820

Henslow's swimming crab

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 105053).  Temperate; 62°N - 29°N, 34°W - 11°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from North Sea, Norway down to Morocco, east to Balearic Islands, Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.4 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101417)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 105043. Benthic species with pelagic phases (Ref. 4225). Benthopelagic (Ref. 105043). This is a swimmer, carnivorous species (Ref. 96498). Enters coastal waters in loose shoals close to the sea surface (Ref. 4225). Opportunistic carnivore. Reported to exhibit cannibalism. Has a mixed diet of pelagic, benthic infauna and epibenthic animals (Ref. 105043).

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

Gaspar, M.B., M.D. Dias, A. Campos, C.C. Monteiro, M.N. Santos, A. Chicharo and L. Chicharo. 2001. (Ref. 2714)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Internet sources

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): 7 - 12, mean 9.8 (based on 369 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown