Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Benthic; depth range 20 - 540 m (Ref. 343)
Climate / Range
Carapace smooth; anterolateral margins with numerous very sharp spines of differing sizes. Surfaces of legs and chelae with numerous sharp, brown-black spines of differing sizes. Carapace reddish brown to brown, especially on anterior part; spines black to brown; fingers black.
Exported in Taiwan and Singapore, where live specimens commands premium prices of up to US$40 per kg in 1988. Occurs at 20 to 540 m. Inhabits rocky and muddy substrates. Benthic. Subtropical and tropical climates (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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)