WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896

107379

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accepted
Species
marine
Rathbun, M. J. 1986. The genus Callinectes. P.U.S. Mus. xviii, pp. 349-375, pls. xii-xxviii. [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Scattered records from Denmark to...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Scattered records from Denmark to Mediterranean. Firmly established in east Mediterrenean. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The adult crab C. sapidus inhabits estuaries...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The adult crab C. sapidus inhabits estuaries and river mouths. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Nova Scotia to Florida and Texas; Bermuda; West...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Nova Scotia to Florida and Texas; Bermuda; West Indies to Uruguay [details]
Türkay, M. (2004). Callinectes sapidus. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=107379 on 2017-11-20

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original description Rathbun, M. J. 1986. The genus Callinectes. P.U.S. Mus. xviii, pp. 349-375, pls. xii-xxviii. [details]   

basis of record Türkay, M. (2001). Decapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 284-292 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Meinkoth, N.A. 1981. Field guide to North American seashore creatures. The Audubon Society. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 799 p. [details]   

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A., M.E. Çinar, M.A. Pancucci-Papadopoulou, J.G. Harmelin, G. Furnari, F. Andaloro, N. Bellou, N. Streftaris & H. Zibrowius. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. Mediterranean Marine Science 6(2):63-118. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Felder, D. L., F. Álvarez, J. W. Goy, & R. Lemaitre. Decapoda (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, with Comments on the Amphionidacea, Pp. 1019–1104. In: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas. [details]   

additional source Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A.; Marchini, A.; Cantone, G.; Castelli, A.; Chimenz, C.; Cormaci, M.; Froglia, C.; Furnari, G.; Gambi, M. C.; Giaccone, G.; Giangrande, A.; Gravili, C.; Mastrototaro, F.; Mazziotti, C.; Orsi-Relini, L.; Piraino, S. (2010). Alien species along the Italian coasts: an overview. Biological Invasions. 13(1): 215-237., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-010-9803-y [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. Mediterranean Marine Science. 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Galil, B. (2007). Seeing Red: Alien species along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Aquatic Invasions. 2(4): 281-312., available online at https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2007.2.4.2 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Marchini, A.; Ferrario, J.; Sfriso, A.; Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A. (2015). Current status and trends of biological invasions in the Lagoon of Venice, a hotspot of marine NIS introductions in the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Invasions. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-015-0922-3 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Adema, J.P.H.M. (1991). De krabben van Nederland en Belgie (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) [The crabs of the Netherlands and Belgium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)]. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73239-02-8. 244 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortunus diacantha Latreille, 1825) Adema, J.P.H.M. (1991). De krabben van Nederland en Belgie (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) [The crabs of the Netherlands and Belgium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)]. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73239-02-8. 244 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortunus diacantha Latreille, 1825) Adema, J.P.H.M. (1991). De krabben van Nederland en Belgie (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) [The crabs of the Netherlands and Belgium (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)]. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73239-02-8. 244 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Introduced species) Fofonoff, P.W.; Ruiz, G.M.; Steves, B.; Carlton, J.T. (2014). National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS), available online at http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in French part of the Bay of Biscay (Marine Region) : One specimen was collected in 1900 in Rochefort, France (Goulletquer et al. 2002). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Celtic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in German part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in France (Nation) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species management in German part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : yes [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Italian part of the Ligurian Sea (Marine Region) : There are only isolated records in the central and western Mediterranean (Malta, northwest Italy, France) and its establishment in this region is unknown. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Aegean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Blue crabs are established in the eastern Mediterranean (Galil 2002), the Aegean Sea (Enzenrob et al. 1997), the Adriatic Sea (Beqiraj and Kashta 2010), and the Gulf of Taranto (Gennaio et al. 2006). In several locations, such as the Nile Delta and the Aegean Sea, large population outbreaks have occurred followed by sharp declines (Anonymous 1965; Enzenrob et al. 1997). [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin : There are only isolated records in the central and western Mediterranean (Malta, northwest Italy, France) and its establishment in this region is unknown. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin (IHO Sea Area) : There are only isolated records in the central and western Mediterranean (Malta, northwest Italy, France) and its establishment in this region is unknown. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Belgian part of the North Sea : Several reproducing populations are known from waters receiving thermal effluents from power plants in the Netherlands and Belgium (Wolff 2005, Kerckhof et al. 2007; Nehring 2011).  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in French part of the Bay of Biscay (Marine Region) : There are only isolated records in the central and western Mediterranean (Malta, northwest Italy, France) and its establishment in this region is unknown. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark in Spanish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin (Marine Region) : "Callinectes sapidus...was [previously] reported from the Mediterranean and Aegean coast of Turkey and was previously reported from the Sea of Marmara (Zaitsev and Ozturk 2001)". [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Greek part of the Ionian Sea (Marine Region) : One of the worst invasive aquatic species in the Mediterranean Sea.  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in German part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Possible pathways of introduction include active migration, larval dispersal via water currents or ships's hulls. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Maltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Unknown [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Turkey (Nation) : Ships: general [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in France (Nation) : Shipping [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Black Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins
These crabs are abundant in and near the major seaports of the Eastern US, and occur in the water column as larvae and swimming juveniles, making them likely candidates for ballast water transport. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Greek part of the Ionian Sea (Marine Region) : Natural dispersal
Dispersal from populations already present in the Mediterranean [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The blue crab Callinectes sapidus is a crab species that occurs naturally along the Atlantic coast of America. It lives in shallow estuaries, and female blue crabs migrate to the sea to lay their eggs. After the eggs have hatched, the young crabs migrate to estuaries. In 1989, a dead blue crab was found in the cooling system of a factory in Antwerp, Belgium. Four years later, in 1993, the first living specimen was discovered in the cooling system of a nuclear factory in Doel, Belgium. The cold winter temperatures of Belgian waters more than likely prevent an explosive growth of this species in this region… [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Scattered records from Denmark to Mediterranean. Firmly established in east Mediterrenean. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution The adult crab C. sapidus inhabits estuaries and river mouths. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Nova Scotia to Florida and Texas; Bermuda; West Indies to Uruguay [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found in brackish waters from the sublittoral zone to 37 m depth, prefers mud substrate. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Important commercial softshell crab. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIntroduced species population trend in Dutch part of the North Sea : Several reproducing populations are known from waters receiving thermal effluents from power plants in the Netherlands and Belgium (Wolff 2005, Kerckhof et al. 2007; Nehring 2011).  [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction Females migrate toward seawater for egg laying. [details]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
LanguageName 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlå svømmekrabbe  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblauwe zwemkrabUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblauwe krab  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsoftshell crabUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhardshell or softshell crabUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhardshell crabUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblue crabUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerican blue crab  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrabe savoureuxUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrabe bleu  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlaukrabbeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorblaue Schwimmkrabbe  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgranchio realeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgranchio blu  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorアオガザミ/アオガニ  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΓαλαζοκάβουρας  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsiri-tingaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsiri-azul  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorjaibaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcangrejo azul  [details]