Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 435), usually 6 - 40 m (Ref. 435). Temperate, preferred 12°C (Ref. 107945)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from northwest Morocco to Atlantic coast of Europe.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 11.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
This is the most important edible crab fishery in Europe (Ref. 2762). Maximum depth from Ref. 106870. Occurs from the intertidal area to a depth of 100 m, common at depths 6 to 40 m (Ref. 435). Regularly found just above low tide mark. Found in an estuary (Ref. 106870). Inhabits rocky or sandy bottom (Ref. 96377). Carnivore; trophic level 3.1 (Ref. 96418). 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).
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.1 - 12.5, mean 10.4 (based on 518 cells).
Prior r = 0.46, 95% CL = 0.31 - 0.69, Based on 2 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)