Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 30 cm TL (female)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 4)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 28°N - 6°S, 115°W - 77°W (Ref. 112659)
Eastern Pacific: From Baja California Sur to the west coast of Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
It has lengths of 32 cm (male) and 30 cm (female), maximum total body length; 1 to 13 cm (male) and 1 to 12 cm (female), carapace length (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref. 112672. Occurs at depths from 0 to 18 m and it inhabits shallow coastal waters among rocks and in cracks and crevices. The animals are nocturnal (Ref. 4). Feeds mainly on molluscs, crustaceans and organic matter (Ref. 112086). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (22 of 100)