Malacostraca | Decapoda
Poupin, J. 1998. (Ref. 75706)
Size / Weight / Age
Bathypelagic; depth range 700 - 5000 m (Ref. 96733)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 71°N - 69°S, 155°W - 43°E
Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific, Antarctic and the Arctic: French Polynesia to USA and Canada.
Minimum depth from Ref. 78663. Deep-sea (Ref. 97531). Feeds heavily on fish and crustaceans; diet may also include phytoplankton and protist debris (Ref. 97393). 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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