Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Bathypelagic; depth range 180 - 4500 m (Ref. 80197). Subtropical; 76°N - 60°S, 180°W - 180°E
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic and Antarctic: from Juan Fernandez (Chile), Chatham Islands, off New Zealand, south of Australia, and west to Amsterdam Island and Prince Edward Islands; Eastern Atlantic from Greenland, Iceland, Faeroe Islands, Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Morocco, into the Mediterranean, south to Gabon, Angola and South Africa, including Canary Islands; Western Atlantic from Greenland, Canada, USA to Uruguay, Argentina, Chile in the Magellan Strait and Falkland Islands. Polar to tropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Maximum depth from Ref. 85542. Daytime depth is 600 to 960 meters (Ref. 96715). Feeds on calanoid copepods and chaetognaths (Ref. 85542). 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.
P√©rez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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