Species catalogue

Crab

Order Decapoda
Family Geryonidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Carapace of hexagonal shape, smooth, wider than long, with two small teeth at the front edge and three large, sharp teeth at each side edge. Pincers large, asymmetrical. Long legs, finished in a thin, flat dactyl. Variable reddish color, from darker to orange. The carapace comes to measure 5 cm in length and 8 cm in width.

Characteristics
FAO code
GRQ
Specie
Geryon longipes
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct
International denominations
China 马氏怪蟹
Portugal Caranguejo
United Kingdom Crab
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Pots traps
Trawls

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