Portunus armatus (Milne-Edwards, 1861)
Blue swimmer crab
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Family:  Portunidae (swimming crabs)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Australia and New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Most abundant in sheltered marine embayments and estuaries (Ref. 122767). Estuarine, inshore, intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 106854). Occurs in coastal waters (Ref. 122766). Lives in a variety of inshore and continental shelf waters. Prefers flatter sandy to muddy bottoms with algal and seagrass communities (Ref. 111207).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 04.03.15
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 03.09.20

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