Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 842). Tropical; 46°N - 12°N, 32°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Azores, Gibraltar, to Greece and Syria.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Also found in semidark cave zones (Ref. 105671) and Posidonia beds (Ref. 105668). Symbiotic with the sea anemone Calliactis parasitica (Ref. 106082). In general, most species of hermit crab are omnivorous detritivores (Ref. 106979). 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.
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.6 - 21.7, mean 19.3 (based on 607 cells).