Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Benthic; depth range 50 - 350 m (Ref. 4)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 18°N - 14°N, 26°W - 21°W (Ref. 4)
Eastern Central Atlantic: Endemic to Cape Verde Islands.
Maximum depth from Ref. 106816. Found on steep rocky bottoms (Ref. 106816). In general, palinurids are mainly considered carnivores, usually feeding upon sluggish, easily captured animals where most material is eaten alive or freshly killed (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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)