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)
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).
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)