Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 83922)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 28°N - 6°N, 89°W - 55°W (Ref. 4)
Western Atlantic: Caribbean Arc from Cuba to Trinidad, Los Roques.
It has lengths of 20 cm, maximum total body length; 15 cm, common length (Ref. 4). Exclusively inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 106828). Also occurs in shallow waters and inhabits rocky areas, mainly in crevices (Ref. 4), seagrasses and rubble (Ref. 97531). Nocturnal omnivore (Ref. 106982). 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: subsistence fisheries
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)