Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Benthic; depth range 180 - 800 m (Ref. 106893)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 21°C (Ref. 107945)
Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa.
Deep sea. Lives in soft substrates composed of sticky mud with foraminiferous remains near the edge of continental shelf (Ref. 106893). 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: highly commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)