Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 20 cm (female)
Benthic; depth range 200 - 750 m (Ref. 106911), usually 400 - 500 m (Ref. 106911)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 3°S - 33°S, 31°E - 46°E (Ref. 4)
Southwest Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific: from Kenya to Natal.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
It has a maximum total length of 20.5 cm (male) and 20 cm (female); and carapace lengths of 4.5 to 8.8 cm (male) and 3.7 to 8.3 (female). Occurs at depths from 200 to 750 m, but most common between 400 and 500 m (Ref. 4). Occurs along the edge of the continental slope on soft muddy substrata (Ref. 106911). Ovigerous females between December and June (Ref. 4).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (11 of 100)