Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 356). Temperate; 4°C - 28°C (Ref. 112013), preferred 9°C (Ref. 107945); 61°N - 24°N, 16°W - 28°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: From western Norway to the UK to Western Sahara and the Mediterranean coasts of Spain, France and Italy. Subtropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - 5.23 cm Max length : 10.9 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96051); 9.84 cm CL (female); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 96051)
Maximum depth range from Ref. 101396. Common in shallow waters from the intertidal to 80 m. Found mostly in rocky shores, confined to the lower tidal mark (Ref. 101396). Carnivore; trophic level 2.6 (Ref. 96418). An opportunistic feeder, mostly preys on molluscs and crustaceans and also feeds on detrital material and large quantities of brown algae (Ref. 96482). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
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