Malacostraca | Decapoda | Lithodidae | Lithodinae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Davie, P.J.F. 2002. (Ref. 8423)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89171)
Benthic; depth range 16 - 1030 m (Ref. 93860)
Climate / Range
Deep-water, preferred 5°C (Ref. 107945); 15°S - 65°S, 180°W - 180°E
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic and Antarctic. Tropical to polar.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Benthic. Occurs in deep water (Ref. 93860). Found on rocky bottoms (Ref. 103032) as well as soft bottoms with sparse epifauna (Ref. 106495). Has a very diverse diet and is an opportunistic forager and scavenger (Ref. 93860). Feeds on benthic sessile and slow-moving organisms (Ref. 96496). Highly opportunistic and also displays necrophagy (Ref. 113076). 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