Common shore crab

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Portunidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Caparace wider than long, almost flat and rounded. Face almost nil. 5 sharp teeth on each side of the shell, directed towards the eyes. 3 blunt teeth between the eyes. 5 pairs of legs. Color: brown, olive greeen or dark green on top; yellowish green on bottom. It measures up to 7 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Strandkrabbe
France: 
Crabe vert
Italy: 
Granchio comune
Portugal: 
Caranguejo verde
UK: 
Common shore crab
Fishing gears: 
Pots traps
Dregdes
FAO code: 
CRG
Scientific name: 
Carcinus maenas
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
890,22
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT