Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 5 - 200 m (Ref. 4), usually 5 - 70 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 17°N - 16°S, 19°W - 14°E (Ref. 4)
Eastern Atlantic: West Africa from Senegal to Angola.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441)
Occurs mostly in depths between 5 and 70 m, but also reported from deeper waters (beyond 200 m); on substrates of sand and rock, sometimes on 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (22 of 100)