Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 20.9 cm TL (female)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356), usually 25 - 50 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 38°N - 37°S, 123°W - 70°W (Ref. 75620)
Eastern Pacific: San Francisco Bay, California to Chile.
Maximum standard length: 18.0 cm (Ref. 356). Maximum carapace length: 5.5 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Occurs at depths from 15 to 100 m, common between 25 to 50 m, in bottom mud or sandy mud marine environment. Juveniles are rarely found in estuarine 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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)