Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 17.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 21.5 cm TL (female)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 130 m (Ref. 8), usually 36 - 54 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 13°C (Ref. 107945); 14°S - 38°S, 59°W - 37°W
Southwest Atlantic: from Brazil to Argentina.
Maximum carapace length: 4.0 cm (male); 5.4 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Adults spawn offshore and postlarvae enter shallow estuarine waters, settling on algal and seagrass beds. Juveniles are reported to feed on plant material (Ref. 106887). 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)