Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 343)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: Southeast Asia to Fiji and New Hebrides.
Carapace rounded, with 2 long, well-developed lateral spines; anterolateral margins gently serrated. Outer surface of palm with low but distinct oblique ridge. Color: yellowish ground color with numerous fine black spots and several larger ones on carapace; legs and chelae bright yellow.
Caught by local communities in nets, by hand or beach seines. On sandy areas (Ref. 343). Carnivorous and facultative scavengers. Preys mainly on crustaceans and mollusks; smaller individuals on small, soft-shelled species while larger individuals eat slow-moving invertebrates like anomurans, bivalves and gastropods (Ref. 102715). 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
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)