Malacostraca | Decapoda
Williams, A.B., L.G. Abele, D.L. Felder, H.H. Hobbs Jr., R.B. Manning, P.A. McLaughlin and I. Pérez Farfante. 1988. (Ref. 2214)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.2 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 871 m (Ref. 80196), usually 100 - 300 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 68°N - 27°N, 70°W - 36°E
Western Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and the Arctic: Norway and Scotland, south to eastern Mediteranean. Polar to tropical.
Minimum depth from Ref. 8. Known from pelagic depths between 100 to 200 m (Ref. 92299). Carries out diel vertical migrations. Diet is based on pelagic crustaceans like euphausiids and calanoids, and bottom feeding has been reported to be minimal, as is the passive ingestion of forams. However, at night, large specimens feed near the bottom on suprabenthic gammarid amphipods. In general, predatory activity occurs higher in the water column at night (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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