Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Demersal; depth range 7 - 90 m (Ref. 3175). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.3 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343); 7 cm CW (female)
Maximum size of male from Ref. 3175. Omnivorous, feeds on sea stars (Asteroidea). Carries sponges and colonial tunicates on back for camouflage (Ref. 343). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Carapace rounded, much wider than long; surface convex, with dense pubescence; 6 anterolateral teeth. Spine present on outer margin of dactylus of last walking leg. Light brown with bright pink fingers.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.1 - 29.1, mean 28.2 (based on 1406 cells; Ref. 115970
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)