Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 122 m (Ref. 4), usually 1 - 18 m (Ref. 4)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 36°N - 35°S, 33°E - 142°W (Ref. 4)
Indo-Pacific: South Africa to Japan and Polynesia.
It has lengths of 30 cm, maximum total body length; 12 cm, maximum carapace length; 8 to 10 cm, average carapace length; 14 cm, total length of smallest ovigerous female (Ref. 4). Lives in clear or slightly turbid water at depths of 1 to 18 m (also reported from 122 m), in rocky areas and coral reefs. They are nocturnal and not gregarious (Ref. 4). 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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)