Gazami crab

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Portunidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Crab with carapace rough to granulose with regions discernible. Front with 3 acutely triangular teeth with the central projected slightly forwards of the lateral ones; 9 teeth on each anterolateral margin, the most external one much larger than the preceding. Chelipeds elongate: larger chelae with conical tooth at the base of fingers; 4 spines on the inner margin of the merus. Carapace colour dull green to brown. Maximum carapace width 15 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Gazami-Schwimmkrabbe
France: 
Etrille gazami
Italy: 
Granchio nuotatore gazami
Portugal: 
Navalheira-gazami
UK: 
Gazami crab
China: 
三疣梭子蟹
Japan: 
Gazami
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
GAZ
Scientific name: 
Portunus trituberculatus
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
560811
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT