Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 99823). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Kenya to Australia and New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Subtidal on hard bottom (Ref. 106854). Inhabits intertidal areas and associates with mollusks of the genera Pinna, Atrina and Vasum (Ref. 77944). Feeds by using its chelae as scrapers to remove mucus and entangled food particles from the surface of the host gills such as Pinna atropurpurea ( (Ref. 102725).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Breeds throughout the year (Ref. 102725). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
Bruce, A.J. 2005. (Ref. 83471)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.3 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 1168 cells).