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Episesarma versicolor, Violet vinegar crab

Episesarma versicolor   (Tweedie, 1940)

Violet vinegar crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Grapsidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Southeast Asia and southern China.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Short description Morphology

Carapace squarish, with 1 small anterolateral tooth; dorsal surface relatively flat; regions well defined, covered with short stiff setae. Dorsal margin of dactylar finger with numerous (40 to 48) tubercles, forming a stridulatory organ. Color: carapace brown to brownish grey; outer surface of palm with proximal parts violet, distal parts and fingers white.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mangrove areas. Prefers to dig burrows at the base of trees or at mud lobster (Thalassina) mounds. Predominantly herbivorous (Ref. 343).

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. 130435)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.


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