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Portunus pelagicus Flower crab, blue swimmer crab

Portunus pelagicusis commonly referred to as Flower crab, blue swimmer crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Blue swimmer crab (Portunus pelagicus), 2017


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lexID:
5708 
AphiaID:
1061754 
Scientific:
Portunus pelagicus 
German:
Schwimmkrabbe 
English:
Flower Crab, Blue Swimmer Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Portunidae (Family) > Portunus (Genus) > pelagicus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Egypt, European Coasts, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Invasive Species, Israel, Japan, Levantine Sea (Mediterranean), Malaysia, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, the Mediterranean Sea, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna 
Sea depth:
1 - 65 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
59 °F - 77 °F (15°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Detritus, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Portunus aburatsubo
  • Portunus acuminatus
  • Portunus affinis
  • Portunus alcocki
  • Portunus anceps
  • Portunus andersoni
  • Portunus arabicus
  • Portunus argentatus
  • Portunus armatus
  • Portunus asper
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-07-02 14:04:47 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Matures at about 1 year. Collected mainly by artisanal traps, trawls, beach seines, cylindrical wire traps, folding traps, pots, hop nets, drop nets, and sunken crab gill nets. In shallow waters, it is caught using beach seines, rakes, and dab nets. Sold in local markets (fresh or frozen) and for the crab-flesh canning industry. Most widely sold in markets of Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. Inhabits sandy to sandy-muddy substrates in areas near reefs, mangroves, and sea grass and algal beds. Juveniles tend to occur in shallow intertidal areas.
Text source: Sealifebase

Synonyms:
Cancer cedonulli Herbst, 1794
Cancer pelagicus Forskål, 1775 (pre-occupied name)
Cancer pelagicus Linnaeus, 1758
Lupa pelagica (Linnaeus)
Portunus (Portunus) pelagicus var. sinensis Shen, 1932
Portunus denticulatus Marion de Procé, 1822

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Multicrustacea (Superclass) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Portunoidea (Superfamily) > Portunidae (Family) > Portuninae (Subfamily) > Portunus (Genus) > Portunus (Portunus) (Subgenus) > Portunus (Portunus) pelagicus (Species)

External links

  1. Delivering Alien Invasive Species In Europe (DAISIE) (en). Abgerufen am 02.07.2021.
  2. Homepage Ole Johann Brett (en). Abgerufen am 02.07.2021.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 09.10.2021.

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