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Dardanus megistos   (Herbst, 1804)

whitespotted hermit

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Diogenidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical; 38°N - 36°S, 32°E - 134°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaii.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101422); max. reported age: 30 years (Ref. 100471)

Short description Morphology

Spermatophore has a total length of 0.0016 cm, a stalk that is 0.0090 cm long and 0.0020 cm wide and an ampulla that is 0.0060 cm long and 0.0045 cm wide (Ref. 2889).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 85195. Intertidal to 50 m (Ref. 85195). Also occurs from littoral and subtidal zones (Ref. 2884); associated with coral reef, reef flats, rocky platform, rubble, sand (Ref. 81753), seagrass bed and algal mat (Ref. 106227). On coral heads in lagoons (Ref. 74671). Reported to feed on holothurians (Ref. 106232). Opportunistic omnivore (Ref. 100471). 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Barnes, D.K.A. and R.J. Arnold. 2001. (Ref. 2884)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown