Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 40 - 1303 m (Ref. 97531). Tropical; 45°N - 35°S, 98°W - 33°W
Western Atlantic: Southwest of Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts, to near Cozumel Island, Mexico, to Uruguay.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Deep sea, slope (Ref. 97531). Found on the continental slope. Buries itself (Ref. 106859). Host to barnacles, isopods and worms (Ref. 104958). In general, galatheid crabs show a wide spectrum of feeding habits, from being detritivorous, vegetarian, omnivorous, to cannibalistic (Ref. 90632).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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