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Dardanus megistos   (Herbst, 1804)

whitespotted hermit

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Dardanus megistos   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Diogenidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

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

Environment

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 96667)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 38°N - 36°S, 32°E - 134°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaii.

Short description

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown