Malacostraca | Decapoda
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 40 - 1303 m (Ref. 97531)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 45°N - 35°S, 98°W - 33°W
Western Atlantic: Southwest of Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts, to near Cozumel Island, Mexico, to Uruguay.
Deep sea, slope (Ref. 97531). Found on the continental slope. Buries itself (Ref. 106859). Host to barnacles, isopods and worms (Ref. 104958). In general, galatheid crabs show a wide spectrum of feeding habits, from being detritivorous, vegetarian, omnivorous, to cannibalistic (Ref. 90632).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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