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Portunus xantusii   (Stimpson, 1860)

Xantus swimcrab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Portunus xantusii  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 0 - 180 m (Ref. 865).  Tropical; 35°N - 24°N, 121°W - 109°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Central Pacific: USA to Mexico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic. Exists in front (Ref. 121701), in highly productive upwelling areas, often transported as far as 1000 miles offshore (Ref. 121700). Found in the shelf (Ref. 121703), partially or fully buried in sand and swims on the surface. It inhabits low intertidal areas to a depth of 180 meters (Ref. 865). Also found in estuaries (Ref. 121701). Asscociated with coral reef ground (Ref. 121702).

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

Gotshall, D.W. 2005. (Ref. 865)

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): 10.4 - 26.9, mean 18.5 (based on 138 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High