Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 99823). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific, reaching eastwards to New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace ovate, surfaces smooth; 8 large teeth on each anterolateral margin (often with smaller denticles between them); front divided into 2 distinctly truncate lobes, separated by narrow fissure. Carpus of cheliped with 2 large spines on inner margin. Reddish brown overall; tips of dactylus of legs red.
Temporarily mildly poisonous. Tropical climate (Ref. 343). 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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Poisonous to eat
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.7 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 2143 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)