Environmental Sciences and Ecology: Current Research
[ ISSN : 2833-0811 ]

Rock Crabs Grapsus Grapsus and Box Calappa Convexa (Crustacea: Brachyura): Potential Fishery Resources

Research Article
Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Article DOI : 10.54026/ESECR/1085

Yecenia Gutiérrez-Rubio1 , Carlos Alberto Arvizu-Merín1 , José Adán Félix-Ortiz1 , E. Alberto Aragón-Noriega2 , Jorge Payán-Alejo3 , Adrián González-Castillo4 and Juan Francisco Arzola-González1*

1Posgrado en Ciencias en Recursos Acuáticos. Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Autónoma deSinaloa. AP 610 Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
2Unidad Sonora del Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, Km 2.35 Camino al Tular, Estero Bacochibampo, Guaymas, Sonora, 85454, México
3Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. A.P. 610. Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México
4Universidad Politécnica de Sinaloa. Carretera Municipal Libre Mazatlán Las Higueras, Mazatlán, Sinaloa,México

Corresponding Authors

Juan Francisco Arzola González, Posgrado en Ciencias en Recursos Acuáticos, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, AP 610. Mazatlán, Sinaloa, México


Capture; Crustaceans; Mexican Pacific

Received : February 13, 2023
Published : February 28, 2023


In recent years, the demand for food resources of aquatic origen has increased considerably and this has allowed resorting to the exploration of alternative resources. Within these, some intertidal crustaceans such as the “rock crab” Grapsus grapsus and Calappa convexa “box crab” stand out due to their frequency and easy capture, which is frequently of the shrimp (Penaeus) by-catch and lobster (Panulirus) fishing. Both species of crabs, due to their sizes and abundance, represent an economic and nutritional interest for coastal fishermen in northwestern Mexico. At present, there is no fishing regulation on these resources and it is necessary and urgent to take regulatory measures of their population status of these crabs, which are constantly captured by fishermen but without biological or administrative control by te authorities responsable for their management fishing in this area.