Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 8 - 61 m (Ref. 105423). Subtropical; 10°S - 33°S, 112°E - 154°E
Indo-Pacific: Endemic to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 2.2  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 15.5 cm TL (female)
Found on seagrass and offshore habitats (Ref. 104903). Postlarvae settle exclusively in seagrass beds (Ref. 84594). Juveniles live almost exclusively in shallow seagrass beds (Ref. 105190). They feed on bivalves, gastropods, ophiuroids, crustaceans and polychaetes (Ref. 104903), diatoms, filamentous algae, and seagrass (Ref. 105190).
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.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=2.16-4.21).
): 24.6 - 28.2, mean 26.7 (based on 184 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).