Malacostraca | Decapoda | Scyllaridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 40.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Reef-associated; depth range 20 - 80 m (Ref. 4), usually 20 - 50 m (Ref. 4)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 39°E - 150°W (Ref. 4)
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Japan, Hawaii, Melanesia, New Caledonia and Australia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
It has lengths of 40 cm, maximum total body length; 15 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Fisheries: commercial (Ref. 91361). Nocturnal (Ref. 4). Opens bivalves through an attack known as wedging. That is, it pries apart the shell lips via its walking legs (Ref. 102680). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)