Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Demersal; depth range 37 - 380 m (Ref. 4), usually 37 - 100 m (Ref. 4)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 23°S - 37°S, 19°E - 38°E (Ref. 4)
Indo-West Pacific and Southeast Atlantic: Mozambique and South Africa.
It has lengths of 20 cm, maximum total body length; 9 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Occurs at a depth range from 37 to 380 m (mostly less than 100 m) on a substrate of fine sediments, mud or fine sand. The animals seem to dig into the mud (Ref. 4). 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
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)