Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Benthic; depth range 45 - 200 m
Climate / Range
Tropical; 7°S - 43°S, 63°W - 33°W (Ref. 4)
Western Atlantic: Brazil and Argentina.
It has lengths of 13 to 27 cm, total body length; 5 to 12 cm, carapace length (Ref.4). Found in depths between 45 and 200 m. Little is known about the substrate on which the animals live, except for one record from a sandy bottom (Ref. 4). In general, Scyallarides inhabits the intertidal zone; many prefer rocky substrates while others are on muddy or sandy bottoms (Ref. 106789). Scyllarids are mainly carnivorous scavengers preferring small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 106995). 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
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models