Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 23.5 cm TL (female)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 97531), usually 15 - 30 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 27°N - 34°S, 34°W - 88°W
Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico and Greater Antilles, from Cuba to Virgin Islands, and from British Honduras to southern Brazil.
Maximum depth from Ref. 83921. Found in shallow depths (Ref. 106897). Inhabits bottom soft mud or silt and sometimes with sand (Ref. 8). Juveniles are found in estuarine environment (Ref. 8), in bays and estuaries (Ref. 106897). Adults are found in marine environment (Ref. 8). 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
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)