Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 218 m (Ref. 95880). Tropical
Atlantic and Indo-Pacific: from Senegal to Angola and Florida Keys to Brazil, Red Sea to Japan and Polynesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
Carapace width: 8 cm. Minimum depth from Ref. 96667. Occurs in coastal waters up to depths of 218 m (Ref. 95880). Burrows in sand and muddy sand substrates (Ref. 417). Also on hard substrates, reef flats, coral, sand, shell and rock bottoms (Ref. 95880). Observed to open and feed on conchs based on laboratory experiments (Ref. 111684).
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.
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 18.5 - 28.3, mean 26.1 (based on 1752 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)