Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 100 - 950 m (Ref. 804), usually 300 - 700 m (Ref. 435). Tropical; 31°N - 36°S, 26°W - 21°E
Eastern Atlantic: West to southwest Africa.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - 10 cm Max length : 16.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 435); 9.5 cm CW (female)
Inhabits muddy bottoms at depths of 100 to 936 m, common between 300 to 700 m (Ref. 435). Also in muddy-sandy bottoms (Ref. 101384). Tends to aggregate in areas near canyons and other bottom features (Ref. 2677). In general, adult geryonid crabs are opportunistic feeders (Ref. 104380). Mating behavior: Newly moulted or soft-shelled female is carried by the male with its pleopods (Ref. 101991).
Mating behavior: Newly moulted or soft-shelled female is carried by the male with its pleopods
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
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 5.5 - 12, mean 8.4 (based on 58 cells).
Prior r = 0.42, 95% CL = 0.27 - 0.64, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)