Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Western Pacific: from Japan to Malaysia. Subtropical and tropical climates.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace without transverse ridges behind last anterolateral tooth; frontal teeth acutely triangular; anterolateral all acutely triangular. Posterior border of propodus of legs serrated. Palm with 5sharp spines, longitudinal ridges on palm granulated. Color: carapace white with large greyish patches, tips at anterolateral teeth reddish brown; fingers red and white.
Occurs just offshore. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Found in tidepools on rocky shores (Ref. 118296). Common in estuaries, in firm or muddy fine sands (Ref. 118295). Generalist scavenger and predator (Ref. 118296). Benthopelagic predator, feeding mainly on benthic bivalves (Lamellibranchia), benthic crustaceans, fishes, and cephalopods (Ref. 117071). Host to the sacculinid barnacle Heterosaccus papillosus (Ref. 118296). 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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)