Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434); 23.5 cm TL (female)
Demersal; brackish; depth range 5 - 75 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 55°N - -20°S (Ref. 356)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Average total length: 11 to 14 cm (male); 13 to 17 cm (female). Found at depths of 5 to 75 m in bottom muddy sand, marine and estuarine environment (Ref. 8). Feeds at night on small benthic organism (mollusks, polychaetes, crustaceans and echinoderms; Ref. 434). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (17 of 100)