Malacostraca | Decapoda
Pérez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77866)
Bathypelagic; depth range 606 - 2422 m (Ref. 101515)
Climate / Range
Deep-water; 32°N - 21°S, 120°W - 70°W
Eastern Pacific: from San Diego, CA to Chile at 21°S.
Deep-water species. Found in slope (Ref. 104152). Known from benthic muddy bottoms (Ref. 83922). Mainly feeds on the pelagic red crab Pleuroncodes planipes. Secondary prey include benthopelagic and bathypelagic fishes and shrimp-like decapods (Ref. 107053). 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: of potential interest
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