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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 
AphiaID: 107379

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEucarida (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecapoda (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPleocyemata (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrachyura (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEubrachyura (Section) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterotremata (Subsection) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortunoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortunidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortuninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes Stimpson, 1860
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes Stimpson, 1860
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes sapidus acutidens Rathbun, 1896
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortunus diacantha Latreille, 1825 (synonym)
Sources  original description Rathbun, M. J. 1986. The genus Callinectes. P.U.S. Mus. xviii, pp. 349-375, pls. xii-xxviii. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
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 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]
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]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes sapidus acutidens Rathbun, 1896 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Adriatic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAdriatic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Aegean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAegean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Baltic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgium (introduced: alien[details]
Black Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Canada
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNova Scotia [details]
Celtic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCeltic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
English Channel
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorManche (introduced: alien[details]
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
Ionian Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGrecian part of the Ionian Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIonian sea (introduced: alien[details]
Ligurian Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorItalian part of the Ligurian Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Malta
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMalta (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMaltese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Western Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Mexico
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMexico (introduced: alien[details]
Netherlands
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNetherlands (introduced: alien[details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Atlantic (introduced: alien[details]
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
United States
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited States (introduced: alien[details]
Uruguay
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUruguay [details]
(no group)
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEast American Coast [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorWest Atlantic [details]
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKnokke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKnokke-Heist [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Malta
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMalta (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFrench Exclusive Economic Zone [Mediterranean part] [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Coast of England [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFrench Exclusive Economic Zone [Atlantic part] [details]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS) - Callinectes sapidus 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (46 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (253 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FAO Species fact sheets 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (10736 nucleotides; 163 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Decapod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in English Channel (IHO Sea Area) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in France (Nation) : One specimen was collected in 1900 in Rochefort, France (Goulletquer et al. 2002). [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 impact in Celtic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Malta (Nation) : 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 Belgium (Nation) : 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 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 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 France (Nation) : 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 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 Netherlands (Nation) : 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 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 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 France (Nation) : Shipping [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 Greek part of the Ionian Sea (Marine Region) : Natural dispersal
Dispersal from populations already present in the Mediterranean [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in English Channel (IHO Sea Area) : Ships: general [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 Nova Scotia to Florida and Texas; Bermuda; West Indies to Uruguay [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 Scattered records from Denmark to Mediterranean. Firmly established in east Mediterrenean. [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 editorReproduction Females migrate toward seawater for egg laying. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:107379
Taxonomic
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=107379 on 2014-08-20
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