Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 58.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 43 cm TL (female)
Benthic; depth range 5 - 200 m (Ref. 4)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 16°C (Ref. 107945); 31°S - 51°S, 129°E - 175°W (Ref. 111521)
Indo-West Pacific: Australia, New Zealand and Chatham Island.
Maximum carapace length of 23.5 cm (male) and 18 cm (female); and minimum legal carapace length of 10 cm (male) and 9 cm (female). Soft shelled specimens are occasionally caught in December and January (Ref. 4). Lives in crevices of rocky shores and among algae (Ref. 4). Also commonly occurs on broken boulder areas and fractured reef (Ref. 106895). 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
Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100)