Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 300 - 1134 m (Ref. 8), usually 400 - 600 m (Ref. 8). Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 36°N - 24°S, 18°W - 14°E
Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Namibia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434); 20 cm TL (female)
Demersal (Ref. 106863). Occurs at depths of 300 to 1134 m, common at depths of 400 to 600 m, usually on bottom mud in subtropical and tropical environments (Ref. 8). On the continental shelf and slope down to 800 m (Ref. 106863). Feeds on crustaceans, fishes and polychaete worms (Ref. 434).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 3.6 - 5.1, mean 4.4 (based on 34 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)