Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 356), usually 45 - 65 m (Ref. 8). Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 35°N - 33°S, 95°W - 34°W (Ref. 106170)
Western Atlantic: From Cape Hatteras, USA, off Bermuda, Campeche and Yucatan, Mexico to West Indies and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 19.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 15 cm TL (female)
Maximum standard length: 17.0 cm. Adults live in bottom mud or sand of marine habitats, juveniles in estuarine environments (Ref. 8). Juveniles inhabit seagrass community of Diplanthera wrightii. Adults may also be found in a lagoon (Ref. 106885). 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.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Prior r = 0.39, 95% CL = 0.26 - 0.59, Based on 2 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)