Malacostraca | Decapoda
Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter. 1999. (Ref. 3123)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 700 m (Ref. 106763)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 64°N - 31°N, 16°W - 29°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). Occurs on middle continental slope at depths of over 400 m (Ref. 7404). Detritivore, consuming phytoplanktonic detritus (Ref. 107006). 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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