Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 200 - 750 m (Ref. 106911), usually 400 - 500 m (Ref. 106911). 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.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 4.9, range 3 - ? cm Max length : 20.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 20 cm (female)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ovigerous females between December and June (Ref. 4).
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 10 - 12.3, mean 11.4 (based on 9 cells).
Low vulnerability (11 of 100)