Malacostraca | Decapoda
Poupin, J. 1998. (Ref. 75706)
Size / Weight / Age
Pelagic; depth range 40 - 4400 m (Ref. 96667), usually 700 - 1200 m (Ref. 61458)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 72°N - 45°S, 180°W - 180°E
Throughout tropical and subtropical waters.
Maximum depth from Ref. 108818. Scavenger that feeds on fish remains; also feeds on polychaetes, gastropods, etc. (Ref. 98159). Eggs are carried in a big clutch among the pleopods, their colour matches with the pleon, likely a sort of camouflage, as observed for other middle-slope decapod crustaceans (Ref. 98143).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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