Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 90 m
Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 15°C (Ref. 107945); 28°S - 45°S, 114°E - 154°E (Ref. 4)
Indo-West Pacific: Australia.
It has a maximum total body length of 51 cm; a maximum carapace length of 20 cm; and the ovigerous females carapace length of 5 to 16 cm (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths of 0 to 90 m (seldom at 150 m) on rocky substrate, especially on rocky onshore reefs with sufficient hiding places. It is gregarious and nocturnal. It is carnivorous and feeds on small crustaceans, molluscs and echinoderms (Ref. 4). Mating and egg-laying occurs from May to July after the moult of the female; hatching between July and December of even later (Ref. 4).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)