Malacostraca | Decapoda
Poupin, J. 1998. (Ref. 75706)
Size / Weight / Age
Bathypelagic; depth range 200 - 3716 m (Ref. 96667)
Climate / Range
Deep-water; 20°N - 24°S, 2°E - 131°W (Ref. 97331)
The large and stout body is covered uniformly with fine pits, which are marks of the attachment of small lanceolate scales. The rostrum is usually shorter than the carapace. The branchiostegal spine is small, supported by a very small carina. A distinct dorsal carina is present on the second to sixth abdominal somites. The carinae of the third to sixth somites ends in large teeth. The telson bears 3 pairs of dorsolateral spines.
Minimum depth from Ref. 96741. 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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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