Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 35 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 30°N - 21°S, 42°W - 5°W (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441); common length : 39.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length :38 cm TL (female)
Total body length: 7 to 39 cm (male); 5 to 38 (female). Carapace length: 3 to 19 cm (male); 2 to 15 cm (female); 5 to 10 cm (ovigerous females; Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 0 to 35 m, but usually not deeper than 25 m and lives in crevices in rocks, among boulders (Ref. 4). Prefers offshore regions (Ref. 81730). Nocturnal (Ref. 4). Generalist feeder (Ref. 101626). 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
| FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 20.3 - 27.5, mean 27 (based on 129 cells).
Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100)