Malacostraca | Decapoda
PÃ©rez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)
Size / Weight / Age
Bathypelagic; depth range 50 - 1430 m (Ref. 96667)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 1°C - 28°C (Ref. 99268); 71°N - 40°S, 97°W - 147°W
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Arctic. Subtropical to polar.
Undergoes diel vertical migration; occurs in the epipelagic zone at night (Ref. 97393). Found at depths between 300 to 550 meters during the day (Ref. 96715). Largely piscivorous (Ref. 97393). 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
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