Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 19.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 15 cm TL (female)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 356), usually 45 - 65 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 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.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)