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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.

Characteristics
FAO code
CRG
Specie
Carcinus maenas
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • 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 5: Europe - Inland waters
  • 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
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct
International denominations
Germany Strandkrabbe
France Crabe vert
Italy Granchio comune
Portugal Caranguejo verde
United Kingdom Common shore crab
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Dregdes
Pots traps

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