Malacostraca | Decapoda
Felder, D.L., P.C. Dworschak, R. Robles, H.D. Bracken, A.M. Windsor, J.M. Felder and R. Lemaitre. 2009. (Ref. 86837)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87256)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 91 m (Ref. 97531)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: USA, Gulf of Mexico and entire Caribbean.
Produces large mounds and tunnels down to a meter into coarse sand and silty fine sand on lower intertidal and subtidal seagrass beds (Refs. 86837, 87257). Infaunal (Ref. 97531). It is a deposit feeder (Ref. 86848). 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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