Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; freshwater; brackish; depth range 0 - 757 m (Ref. 96667)
Climate / Range
Carapace squarish, surface smooth; front straight; anterolateral margins each with 3 very broad, low nut sharp teeth. Dactylus, propodus, and carpus of legs literally flattened, fringed with long, closely packed setae. Color: light brown to brownish grey on dorsal surfaces.
Also collected by using fish corrals. Inhabits fresh and brackish waters (Ref. 77016). Generally estuarine; prefers areas faced by more oceanic waters. They prefer slow-moving or almost stagnant bodies of water. Species can be found up to 20 km from the sea in completely fresh water. Large or ovigerous specimens can be found in intertidal areas, frequently associated with floating clumps of brown algae, Sargassum spp. (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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