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Thalamita crenata   (Milne-Edwards, 1834)

Wide front 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

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Cocos Islands to Hawaii.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Short description Morphology

Surface of carapace smooth, ridges low but distinct; front with 6 equal-sized, rounded lobes. Color: dark to olive green overall.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Also caught by nets. Found along the neritic zone (Ref. 97241). Inhabits shallow non-reef habitat with soft substrates. Estuarine (Ref. 106854). Prefers areas near mangroves, on mangrove swamps per se (Ref. 8752) or with muddy-rocky substrates (Ref. 343) in intertidal platforms (Ref. 8752). Also found in reef areas. A free-living predatory carnivore (Ref. 97241). Feeds mainly on slow-moving invertebrates colonizing mangrove swamps; also a scavenger (Ref. 8752).

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

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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): 24.3 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 3830 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown