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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]
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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
Canada
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNova Scotia [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) (non native[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 (non native[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 (non native[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 (non native[details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [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 (non native[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (non native[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (non native[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 (non native[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 (14 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (210 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 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 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 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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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Türkay, Michael
  
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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 2014-04-21
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