Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 333). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: South Africa to Japan, Australia and the Society Islands.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Minimum depth from Ref. 96667. Intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 106854). Found in low tide areas to a depth of 130 m (Ref. 69553). Occurs in shallow infralittoral zone. Underneath perforated stones or dead corals, living in soft, web-like tubes of filamentous algae, particularly greenish-brown Oscillaria and reddish-brown Ceramium. Feeds by penetrating the algal web and spinning off pieces of algae (Ref. 102721).
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.
Chace, F.A. Jr. 1988. (Ref. 69553)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21.1 - 28.3, mean 26.8 (based on 1057 cells).