Species catalogue

Crab

Order Decapoda
Family Portunidae

Marine decapod crustacean. The most distinct feature of this surface crab is that the frontal margin, between the eyes, is hairy and without any spines. At the other side of the eyes the margin anterolateral has five teeth on each side. This is a small crab, the brown carapace does not exceed a length of 30 mm and width of 33.

Characteristics
FAO code
LQA
Specie
Liocarcinus arcuatus
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
China 弓形平滑梭子蟹
Portugal Navalheira
United Kingdom Crab
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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