Malacostraca | Decapoda
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 15 - 300 m (Ref. 105768)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 46°N - 7°S, 26°W - 37°E
Eastern Atlantic from Portugal to the Gulf of Guinea off Congo including the Canary Islands, and from eastern Mediterranean Sea to as far north as Elba Island, Italy.
Maximum depth from Ref. 106304. Epifaunal and found on soft sediments (Ref. 105768). Also occurs on detritic muddy bottoms and a variety of substrata on the continental shelf and upper slope (Ref. 106304). Have been recorded near the Amendolara Sea Mount (Ref. 105768). Most majids are herbivorous, feeding mainly on algae (Ref. 107073). 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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