Malacostraca | Decapoda
PÃ©rez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)
Size / Weight / Age
Bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 5000 m (Ref. 79146)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 75°N - 7°S, 98°W - 36°E
Atlantic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean: Norway to Faeroe, to Cape Verde and Angola and Mediterranean, Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico and the Antilles.
Minimum depth from Ref. 97531. Exhibits diel vertical migration (Ref. 106104). Carnivores on macrozooplankton-micronekton (Ref. 106105). 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
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