Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Cocos Islands to French Polynesia and Hawaii.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace ovate; dorsal surface very smooth and convex. Color: cream to pink ground color, with 9 large violet to maroon spots on dorsal surface of carapace: 3 on median region, 2 on posterior region, 2 on anterolateral region, and 2 around orbits.
Maximum depth from Ref. 122032. Collected extensively for food. Reported as poisonous but could not be confirmed by biochemical tests. Possibly becomes toxic for a short period after feeding on poisonous molluscs (Ref. 343). Inhabits reefs. Benthic (Ref. 343). Subtidal (Ref. 106854). Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Nocturnal. Crushes other crustaceans and snails (Ref. 122680). Feeds on marine snails (Ref. 85383).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Poisonous to eat
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.4 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3402 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)