Malacostraca | Decapoda
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 218 m (Ref. 95880)
Climate / Range
Atlantic and Indo-Pacific: from Senegal to Angola and Florida Keys to Brazil, Red Sea to Japan and Polynesia.
Carapace width: 8 cm. Minimum depth from Ref. 96667. Occurs in coastal waters up to depths of 218 m (Ref. 95880). Burrows in sand and muddy sand substrates (Ref. 417). Also on hard substrates, reef flats, coral, sand, shell and rock bottoms (Ref. 95880). Observed to open and feed on conchs based on laboratory experiments (Ref. 111684). 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
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)