Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 104052). Subtropical
Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Aral and Caspian Seas.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 804)
Tolerates a broad range of salinity - from 5 to 45 PSU (Ref. 115278). Found in shallow water, with rocks covered by various types of macroalgae or sandy beds of Zostera marina (Ref. 804). Littoral, populates brown algae belts (Ref. 115278). Omnivorous (Ref. 96308). Feeds on macroalgae, detritus and invertebrates (Ref. 95829). 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.
Grabowski, M. 2006. (Ref. 2756)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 9.1 - 27.7, mean 18.6 (based on 1363 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)