Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 96667)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 31°N - 28°S, 180°W - 180°E
Indo-Pacific, from Red Sea eastwards to Hawaii and French Polynesia.
Carapace ovate, surfaces smooth; 8 large teeth on each anterolateral margin (often with smaller denticles between them); front divided into 2 distinct lobes, separated by distinct V-shaped cleft. Carpus of cheliped with 2 spines on inner margin. Color: red to reddish brown overall.
Occurs at intertidal reef areas. Benthic. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Mildly poisonous (Ref. 103037). Members of the family Xanthidae range from being algal scrapers to aggressive predators (Ref. 103027). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)