Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 4 - 100 m (Ref. 4). Subtropical, preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 46°N - 13°N, 32°W - 36°E (Ref. 4)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Lisbon, Portugal to Senegal, and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 36.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441)
Carapace length: 12 cm. Occurs at depths between 4 and 100 m on rocky or sandy substrate. Feeds on mollusks, especially limpets (Patella sp.). Ovigerous females are observed from June to August (Ref. 4). Ovigerous females from June to August (Ref. 4).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ovigerous females from June to August (Ref. 4).
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 14.6 - 21.6, mean 18.7 (based on 246 cells; Ref. 115970
Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100)