Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 150 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical; 42°N - 49°S, 26°E - 89°W
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Hawaii; Cocos Islands to Australia, French Polynesia and Hawaii.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Found on sandy shelly substrates, often in reefs and among seagrass beds (Ref. 343). A predatory carnivore: a specialized malacophage, with chela designed for crushing (Ref. 97241). 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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 22.9 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 2018 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)