Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.5 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Climate / Range
Southern Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific.
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).
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)