Malacostraca | Decapoda
Hayashi, K.-I. 2006. (Ref. 8126)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8136); 4.54 cm CL (female)
Bathypelagic; depth range 10 - 2000 m (Ref. 8126), usually 400 - 400 m
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 82°N - 20°N, 94°W - 37°E
Northern and Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Arctic: from Boothia Peninsula, Canada to Mauritania, east to the Mediterranean.
Benthopelagic. Juveniles carry out actual vertical migrations while adults undertake epibenthic movements along the bottom (Ref. 105772). Predatory activity occurs higher in the water column at night. Bases its diet on mesopelagic fishes and juvenile cephalopods, decapods, and euphausiids. However nocturnal diet is observed and includes gammarid amphipods, isopods, and macruran decapods (Ref. 105773). 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
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