Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 13 - 400 m (Ref. 435), usually 30 - 150 m (Ref. 435). Subtropical; 46°N - 9°S, 35°W - 37°E
Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: from the Sahara to the coast of Portugal and Israel in the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84401)
Carapace width: 9.2 cm (Ref. 435). Burrows in sand at depths of 13 to 400 m, common at depths of 30 to 150 m (Ref. 435). Infaunal feeder preying on bivalves and foraminiferans (Ref. 52384). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 13.3 - 19.2, mean 15.4 (based on 212 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)