Malacostraca | Decapoda
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 97531)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Western Atlantic Ocean.
Makes burrows on sandy upper-intertidal and supratidal substrates like marshes and bays. Found beneath and behind mangroves Rizophora mangle and Avicinia germinans that border the island. Constructs two kinds of burrows: one used as refuge by non-breeding crabs during high tide and at night after feeding bouts, and another as breeding burrows (Ref. 104852). Exhibits diurnal deposit-feeding (Ref. 111607). 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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