Malacostraca | Decapoda
Macpherson, E. 2004. (Ref. 2686)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.7 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2690); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 2690)
Benthic; depth range 602 - 2454 m (Ref. 2686)
Climate / Range
Deep-water; 37°N - 73°S, 124°W - 23°W
Eastern Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic: Gulf of California to Scotia Sea.
Minimum depth from Ref. 93860. Found on hydrothermal vents (Ref. 2682). Scavenger (Refs. 2682, 106711) feeding on the infauna of the abyssal plain (Ref. 2682). Carries on its back commensal amphipods, mostly gammarids (Ref. 106711). 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
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)