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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.

FAO code
Portunus trituberculatus
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

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