Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 343)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: Southeast Asia to Australia and westward to India.
Carapace rounded, with 2 long, well-developed lateral spines; anterolateral margins unevenly serrated. Outer surface of palm with strong oblique ridge. Mosaic to reticulate network of maroon lines on a white background.
Matutinae are facultative scavengers and opportunistic predators of benthic invertebrates, feeding mainly on molluscs and small crustaceans (Ref. 108791). 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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