Malacostraca | Decapoda
Markham, J.C. 2003. (Ref. 2782)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 5 - 750 m (Ref. 105665)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 51°N - 46°S, 68°W - 180°E
Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Minimum depth from Ref. 82060. Bathyal. Inhabits continental shelf and slope (Ref. 2782). It is eurybathic, on coastal detritic bottoms to bathyal muds (Ref. 105665). Uses shells of Bittium latreilli (Ref. 105639). Opportunistic scavenger and predator. Feeds on live crabs, dead shells and fishes (Ref. 106108). 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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