Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98); 22.5 cm TL (female); common length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98)
Benthic; depth range 180 - 1000 m (Ref. 97531)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 7°C - 13°C (Ref. 8), preferred 22°C (Ref. 107945)
Western Central Atlantic: USA to French Guiana.
Maximum carapace length: 4.2 cm (male); 6.15 cm (female; Ref. 86). Minimum depth from Ref. 106927. Lives in the continental shelf from depths of 180 to 730 m; abundant from depths of 250 to 475 m. Inhabits mud, sand, muddy sand, or white calcareous mud (Ref. 106927). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100)