Malacostraca | Decapoda | Lithodidae | Lithodinae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Benthic; depth range 160 - 1013 m (Ref. 104052), usually 400 - 500 m (Ref. 104052)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 22°N - 35°S, 76°W - 18°E (Ref. 104052)
Atlantic Ocean: Mauritania to Namibia, St. Helena, and off the coast of Brazil. Tropical to subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Deep water species living on the upper continental slope. Juveniles occur in deeper waters than adults (Ref. 8826). Found on muddy bottoms (Ref. 104052). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)