Etisus laevimanus   Randall, 1840

smooth spooner

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Xanthidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 95 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: South Africa to Hawaii.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Short description Morphology

Carapace distinctly broader than long, surfaces very smooth; anterolateral margin with 5 lobiform teeth (first 2 teeth never spine-tipped). Chelae very long in adults, reaching or almost reaching maximum width of carapace. Color: quite variable, from dark grey to reddish brown, often with a patchwork of grey and dark brown. One of the most distinctive memebers of the genus because of its very broad and smooth carapace with lobiform anterolateral margins, and the elongate chelipeds.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs from the intertidal zone to a depth of about 20 m (Ref. 343). Subtidal on rocky areas (Ref. 801). Inhabits reefs especially on disturbed reef flats (Ref. 343) or in areas exposed to currents (Ref. 801). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown