Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Southern Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace rounded, surfaces finely granular, appearing almost smooth; 4 well-developed teeth on each anterolateral margin; stridulatory ridges present on ventral surface of palm. Color: carapace reddish brown to maroon, margins lighter colored; dactylus of fourth walking leg bluish purple.
Occurs at depths from 30 to 50 m. Usually, only the chelae are sold in the markets. Subtropical climate (Ref. 343). 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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)