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Portunus trituberculatus
(gazami crab)

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Portunus trituberculatus (gazami crab)

Summary

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  • 27 November 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Portunus trituberculatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • gazami crab
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Crustacea
  •         Class: Malacostraca
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Portunus trituberculatus (Miers, 1876)

Preferred Common Name

  • gazami crab

Other Scientific Names

  • Neptunus trituberculatus Miers, 1876
  • Portunus pelagicus Linnaeus, 1756
  • Portunus trituberculatus Rathbun, 1902

International Common Names

  • English: East Asian swimming crab; horse crab; jaiba gazami; swimming crab
  • French: crabe gazami

Local Common Names

  • Japan: gazami; watarigani

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Crustacea
  •                 Class: Malacostraca
  •                     Subclass: Eumalacostraca
  •                         Order: Decapoda
  •                             Family: Portunidae
  •                                 Genus: Portunus
  •                                     Species: Portunus trituberculatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Sea Areas

Indian Ocean, EasternPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996; FIGIS, 2004
Pacific, NorthwestPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996; FIGIS, 2004
Pacific, SouthwestPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
Pacific, Western CentralPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996; FIGIS, 2004

Asia

CambodiaPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
ChinaPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996; FIGIS, 2004
-FujianPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-GuangdongPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-GuangxiPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-HainanPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-HebeiPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-Hong KongPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-JiangsuPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-LiaoningPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-MacauPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-ShandongPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
-ZhejiangPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996
IndonesiaPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
JapanPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996; FIGIS, 2004
Korea, DPRPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996; FIGIS, 2004
Korea, Republic ofPresentNative Not invasive Wu and et al. , 1996; FIGIS, 2004
MalaysiaPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
MyanmarPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
PhilippinesPresentNative Not invasive Sun and et al. , 2000; FIGIS, 2004
SingaporePresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
TaiwanPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
ThailandPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
VietnamPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004

Oceania

AustraliaPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
-Australian Northern TerritoryPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
-New South WalesPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
-QueenslandPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004
-Western AustraliaPresentNative Not invasive FIGIS, 2004

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Ruditapes philippinarumAdult/BroodstockXie Kaien, 1998

References

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Aileen TSH; Zulfigar BHY; Fujii Y; Fukuda T; Terazaki M, 2000. JSPS/UCC Report: Culture of Japanese blue crab (Portunus trituberculatus). The Center for International Cooperation, The Ocean Research Institute, Univ. Tokyo. 29 pp.

An BangChao; Du RongBin; et al, 1997. Culture Technologies on High Value Marine Fishes, Shrimps and Crabs. Beijing, China: China Agricultural Press, 284.

Ariyama H, 2000. Studies on Ecology and Stock Enhancement of Swimming Crab Portunus trituberculatus in Osaka Bay. Bulletin of the Osaka Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station 12:1-90.

Bryars SR; Adams M, 1999. An allozyme study of the blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus (Crustacea: Portunidae), in Australia: stock delineation in southern Australia and evidence for a cryptic species in northern waters. Marine and Freshwater Research 50(1):15-26.

Ceccaldi HJ, 1980. Culture of marine crustaceans. Pisciculture Francaise, No. 59:18-21.

CIESM, 2003. Entry for Portunus pelagicus. Atlas of exotic crustaceans in the Mediterranean 2003. Galil B, Froglia C, Noël PY, eds. Online at http://www.ciesm.org/atlas/. Accessed on 20 October 2004.

Dong JinMao, 1988. Deep Sea Mollusks in the East China Sea - A Comprehensive Survey on Deep Sea Fishing Grounds in the Outskirts of Continental Shelf and Continental Slope of the East China Sea. Zhejiang, China: Zhejiang Scientific and Technological Press, 132 pp.

Editorial Committee of Text Book for Technical Workers of the Ministry of Agriculture, 1995. Artificial Breeding on Marine Fishes, Shrimps, Crabs and Mollusks. Beijing, China: China Agricultural Press, 232 pp.

FIGIS, 2004. Entry for Portunus trituberculatus. Fisheries global information system, FAO/SIDP Species Identification sheets. Online at www.fao.org/fi/figis/. Accessed 21 October 2004.

Hamasaki K, 2003. Advanced techniques for reliable seed production in portunid crabs. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 69(5):701-704.

Hamasaki K; Hatai K, 1993. Prevention of fungal infection in the eggs and larvae of the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus and the mud crab Scylla serrata by bath treatment with formalin. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi = Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Scientific Fisheries, 59(6):1067-1072.

Ishimaru K; Muroga K, 1997. Taxonomical re-examination of two pathogenic Vibrio species isolated from milkfish and swimming crab. Gyobyo Kenkyu = Fish Pathology, 32(1):59-64.

Kanazawa A; Teshima S; Kobayashi T; Iwashita T; Kawasaki M, 1983. Rearing of the larval crab, Portunus trituberculatus, with the artificial microparticulate diets. Memoirs of Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, 32:121-127; 12 ref.

MDSG, 2002. Japanese hatchery-based stock enhancement: lessons for the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. Maryland Sea Grant Publication Number UM-SG-TS-2002-02. Online at www.mdsg.umd.edu/. Last modified 7 October 2002. Accessed 21 October 2004.

Mock CR, 1971. Crustacean culture. In: Proceedings of the First U.S.-Japan Meeting on Aquaculture at Tokyo, Japan, October 18-19, 1971. NOAA Technical Report NMFS CIRC-388.

Momoyama K; Hiraoka M; Venegas CA, 1999. Pathogenicity of penaeid rod-shaped DNA virus (PRDV) to juveniles of six crustacean species. Gyobyo Kenkyu = Fish Pathology, 34(4):183-188.

Muroga K; Suzuki K; Ishimaru K; Nogami K, 1991. Vibriosis of the swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus in larviculture. European Aquaculture Society Special Publication, No. 15:395-397; [Larvi '91, Symposium on fish and crustacean larviculture, Gent, Belgium, August 1991.].

Muroga K; Suzuki K; Ishimaru K; Nogami K, 1994. Vibriosis of swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus in larviculture. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 25(1):50-54.

Nakamura K; Hatai K, 1995. Three species of Lagenidiales isolated from the eggs and zoeae of the marine crab Portunus pelagicus. Mycoscience, 36(1):87-95.

Nogami K; Hamasaki K; Maeda M; Hirayama K, 1997. Biocontrol method in aquaculture for rearing the swimming crab larvae Portunus trituberculatus. Hydrobiologia, 358:291-295.

Nogami K; Maeda M, 1992. Bacteria as biocontrol agents for rearing larvae of the crab Portunus trituberculatus.. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 49(11):2373-2376.

Pan LuQing; Wang KuiQi, 1997. Studies on digestive enzyme activities and amino acid in the larvae of Portunus trituberculatus. Journal of Fisheries of China, 21(3):246-251.

Roza D; Hatai K, 1999. Atkinsiella dubia infection in the larvae of Japanese mitten crab, Eriocheir japonicus. Mycoscience, 40(3):235-240.

Sun YingMin; Sun ZhenXing; et al, 2000. Technical manual on Mariculture Practices. Beijing, China: China Agricultural Press, 480 pp.

Suzuki K; Muroga K; Nogami K; Maruyama K, 1990. Bacterial flora of cultured swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus) larvae. Fish Pathology, 25(1):29-36.

Suzuki M; Tokuda M, 2000. Effects of the cultured bacteria (Thalassobacter utilis PM4) on mortality of naupliar brine shrimp (Artemia sp.) in challenge test with the pathogenic bacteria, Vibrio sp. Zoea 85Z-1. Bulletin of National Research Institute of Aquaculture, No.30:27-31.

Suzuki M; Tokuda M; Arai D; Yamashita T; Furusawa A, 2000. Effects of addition of cultured bacteria (Thalassobacter utilis PM4) on density of Vibrionaceae in rearing water for larvae of the swimming crab, Portunus trituberculatus. Bulletin of National Research Institute of Aquaculture, No. 29:135-139.

Takeuchi T; Nakamoto Y; Hamasaki K; Sekiya S; Watanabe T, 1999. Requirement of N-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids for larval swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 65(5):797-803.

Takeuchi T; Satoh N; Sekiya S; Shimizu T; Watanabe T, 1999. Influence of the different feeding schedule of food organisms for larval swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 65(5):804-809.

Takeuchi T; Satoh N; Sekiya S; Shimizu T; Watanabe T, 1999. The effect of dietary EPA and DHA on the molting rate of larval swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 65(6):998-1004.

Wang KeXing; et al, 1997. Studies on the stock enhancement and culture technologies on shrimps and crabs (special for aquaculture). Beijing, China: China Agricultural Press, 314.

Wu ChangWen; Yu ShunCheng; et al, 1996. Culture Technology on Swimming Crab Portunus trituberculatus. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Science and Technology Press, 175 pp.

Xie ZhongMin, 1995. Inquiries and Answers on Mariculture Technologies. Beijing, China: China Agricultural Press, 710pp.

Xu PengFei, 2002. 500 Inquiries on Mariculture Technologies. Beijing, China: Jindun Press, 575 pp.

Yasunobu H, 2001. Prevention of Lagenidiales infections in Artemia salina larvae by high pH of rearing water. Gyobyo Kenkyu = Fish Pathology, 36(2):79-82.

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