Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 22.5 cm TL (female)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 50 m (Ref. 10)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 28°C - 30°C (Ref. 110655), preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 45°N - 26°S, 32°E - 155°E
Indo-West Pacific. Introduced in Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical.
Maximum carapace length: 5.3 cm (male); 6.6 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Occurs at depths from 0 to 90 m in bottom sandy mud and sand marine environment. Temperate to tropical climates (Ref. 8). Known to have Tapes philippinarum as part of its diet in cultured areas (Ref. 108532). 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
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)