Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 37 - 750 m (Ref. 356). Temperate; 71°N - 22°N, 34°W - 7°E
Eastern Atlantic: from Morocco to Atlantic coast of Europe and southern coast of Iceland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 22.1 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 2761)
Maximum carapace width: 20.0 cm (Ref. 435). Higher rate of female individuals in shallower strata, 200 to 400 m, and male individuals has a higher rate in deeper strata, 400 to 600 m. Landings of 10,000 per year (Ref. 2753). Unimodal size frequency distribution for both sexes (Ref. 2753, 2761). Occurs at depths from 37 to 700 m (Ref. 2761; 150 to 750 m in Ref. 356; 37 to 620 m in Ref. 435; and sublittoral to 700 m in Ref. 2753). Found on varied substrata (Ref. 2761). In general, species under the family Cancridae are omnivores, predators, or scavengers (Ref. 3477)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Exhibits spawning migration that results in ovigerous females occupying different territory from the rest of the population (Ref. 2753).
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 6.8 - 14.1, mean 9.6 (based on 211 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).