Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356), usually 27 - 54 m (Ref. 8). Tropical, preferred 19°C (Ref. 107945); 42°N - 36°S, 98°W - 34°W
Western Atlantic. Introduced to French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 19.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 23.6 cm TL (female)
Maximum standard length: 22 cm (Ref. 356). Inhabits bottom mud or peat, often with sand, clay or broken shells. Adults in marine environment. Juveniles in estuarine and marine environment (Ref. 8). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: experimental
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 9.1 - 27.1, mean 22.7 (based on 216 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)