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SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Ovalipes punctatus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Sand crab

Sand crab Ovalipes punctatus is a species of swimming crab distributed world-wide along sandy coastlines in subtropical and temperate regions (Yu et al. 2005). It is common in the waters of Japan and China, and has been heavily exploited in both the East China Sea and Yellow Sea.  Knowledge of its genetic population structure is limited (Zheng et al. 2014), and there is lack of consensus regarding whether the populations in the East China Sea and Yellow Sea should be managed as single or separate units (Yu et al. 2010; Zheng et al. 2014).

Sand crab is sold as frozen product, and is also among species harvested for canned product, particularly when there is low availability of red swimming crab Portunus haanii (Liu and Lin 2019).


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