Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 95 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical; 37°N - 32°S, 30°E - 108°W
Indo-Pacific: from Japan, Hawaii and the Red Sea south to South Africa and Mozambique, west to Eastern Africa and east to French Polynesia and Easter Island.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace ovate; dorsal surface very smooth and convex. Color: uniform red to reddish brown, with irregular dark brown patches on the dorsal surface of carapace.
Collected extensively for food. Found in the littoral to sublittoral zones (Ref. 77016). On rocky outcrops or coral reefs sheltering in crevices or under stones (Ref. 801). Reported to be mildly toxic (Ref. 103037). Benthic carnivore (Ref. 107079). Preys on tridacnids (Ref. 108392).
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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.5 - 29, mean 27.9 (based on 1594 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).