Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 101599). Tropical; 33°N - 30°S, 98°W - 14°E
Atlantic Ocean: from Florida to Bermuda, Mexico, Belize, Panama, the Antilles, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, to Brazil (Para to Santa Catarina, including Fernando de Noronha), and the eastern Atlantic, from Senegal to Angola.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 2.5, range 2 - 2.9 cm Max length : 5.6 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 102095); 5.1 cm CW (female)
Inhabits brackish muddy waters, often in mangrove swamps (Ref. 435), able to move fast between the roots and trunks of trees (Ref. 104080). Found in burrows (Ref. 86356), from intertidal to supratidal waters (Ref. 97531). Excellent predator in the mangroves (Ref. 104080). Feeds on mangrove propagules and animal matter (Ref. 86356). First marine crab reported to feed on an amphibian Leptodactylus macrosternum, wherein the frog was found near the crab's burrow (Ref. 104080).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)