Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 12 - 400 m (Ref. 435), usually 50 - 150 m (Ref. 435). Tropical
Eastern Atlantic: West Africa from Sahara to Angola.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.6 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
Maximum carapace width: 9.6 cm. Burrows in mud or sandy mud at depths of 12 to 400m, common at depths of 50 to 150 m (Ref. 435). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
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. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 14.2 - 20.5, mean 16.7 (based on 50 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)