Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 27 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical; 29°N - 29°S, 30°E - 134°W (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has lengths of 20 cm, maximum total body length; 8 cm, maximum carapace length; 10 to 14 cm, usual body length (Ref. 4). Occurs in the sublittoral zone (Ref. 77016).; in shallow waters from 9 to 27 m on coral reefs and marine caves. It is probably nocturnal. Its larvae is planktonic (Ref. 4). Palinurids are mainly considered carnivores (Ref. 105260). 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. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 2592 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)