Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.3 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343); 7 cm CW (female)
Demersal; depth range 7 - 90 m (Ref. 3175)
Climate / Range
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.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)