Malacostraca | Decapoda
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 106314); 2.94 cm CW (female)
Benthic; depth range 20 - 2760 m (Ref. 106312), usually 20 - 850 m (Ref. 106314)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 66°N - 26°N, 40°W - 37°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: from west Norway to United Kingdom, Ireland, to Morocco and Azores Islands, into the Mediterranean.
Minimum depth range from Ref. 106314. Maximum length based on occurrence (Ref. 106314); to be replaced with a better reference. Occurs on muddy areas on the deepest part of continental shelf and on the upper slope (Ref. 106311). Also found on open-sea detritic organogenic sediments (Ref. 106314). Opportunistically feeds on epifaunal mobile crustaceans and small fish. A small part of its diet contains echinoderms, polychaetes and bivalves (Ref. 106311). 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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