Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 150 m (Ref. 96667)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 42°N - 49°S, 26°E - 89°W
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Hawaii; Cocos Islands to Australia, French Polynesia and Hawaii.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)