Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 175 m (Ref. 109). Tropical; 34°N - 10°S, 48°E - 155°E
Indo-West Pacific: from Persian Gulf to India, east to Papua New Guinea, and north to Japan and China. Introduced in the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 8.6, range 6 - 6.5 cm Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 109); 14 cm TL (female)
Maximum body length: 9.0 cm (male); 14.0 cm (female); common body length between 6.0 to 8.0 cm (Ref. 409). Common length range: 6.5 to 10.9 cm, male. Common weight range: 3.7 to 13.5 cm, male (Ref. 76922). Maximum depth from Ref. 409. On muddy bottoms close to the shore, up to a depth of 85 m (Ref. 801). Also found near mouth areas of estuaries (Ref. 106567). Burrows in mud during the day time, with only the tube-like antennular flagella sticking out for respiration (Ref. 409). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)