Malacostraca | Decapoda
Bianchi, G., K.E. Carpenter, J.-P. Roux, F.J. Molloy, D. Boyer and H.J. Boyer. 1999. (Ref. 804)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 804)
Benthic; depth range 190 - 1550 m (Ref. 106425), usually 500 - 750 m (Ref. 106425)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 45°N - 38°S, 89°W - 34°E
Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: From Portugal to South Africa (West African waters from 16° to 28°S) and Straits of Florida to Turkey.
Found on the middle continental slope (Ref. 105377). Non-migrator macrozooplankton feeder (Ref. 52384). Active predator of macroplankton species. Diet is based on smaller prey like siphonophores, hyperiids and eupausiids (Ref. 105341). 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 vulnerability (10 of 100)