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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.

Characteristics
FAO code
GAZ
Specie
Portunus trituberculatus
Type
Crustaceans
FAO 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
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct
International denominations
Germany Gazami-Schwimmkrabbe
China 三疣梭子蟹
France Etrille gazami
Italy Granchio nuotatore gazami
Portugal Navalheira-gazami
United Kingdom Gazami crab
Japan Gazami
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Trawls

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