Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 19.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 23.6 cm TL (female)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356), usually 27 - 54 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 19°C (Ref. 107945); 42°N - 36°S, 98°W - 34°W
Western Atlantic. Introduced to French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Maximum standard length: 22 cm (Ref. 356). Inhabits bottom mud or peat, often with sand, clay or broken shells. Adults in marine environment. Juveniles in estuarine and marine environment (Ref. 8). 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
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: experimental
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)