Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 330 m (Ref. 8), usually 10 - 110 m (Ref. 112661)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 25°C (Ref. 107945); 39°N - 14°N, 106°W - 70°W
Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic: In the eastern Pacific from Colima to Chiapas, Mexico, and in the western Atlantic from Norfolk Virginia, along USA and Bahamas to the southern coast of Cuba, Gulf of Mexico from Florida Keys to Yucatan.
Minimum depth from Ref. 356. Prefers bottom white and shelly sand (Ref. 8). Generalized carnivore, feeds at night, mainly on mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 111994). 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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)