Malacostraca | Decapoda
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 434)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)
Benthic; depth range 200 - 755 m (Ref. 434), usually 300 - 600 m (Ref. 434)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 5°C - 12°C (Ref. 434); 16°N - 20°S, 18°W - 14°E
Eastern Atlantic: from Senegal to Namibia.
Maximum depth from Ref. 104448. Exclusively occurs in deep-sea, living in soft mud deep sea bottom (Ref. 98500). Predominantly benthic species inhabiting only muddy bottoms in cold waters (5-12°C). Vertical distribution varies in size, older individuals occur in deeper depth range from 200 to 700 m, most abundant between 300 and 600 m (Ref. 434). Key functional intermediate between decaying organic matter and larger invertebrates and fish (Ref. 107108). 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
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)