Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 125 m (Ref. 105618). Tropical; 32°N - 31°S, 30°E - 108°W
Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Prefers sandy substrates (Ref. 2899). Subtidal (Ref. 106854). Large chela is used to crush snails and molluscan shells of hermit crabs. Reported to be mildly toxic to toxic. Toxicity of its flesh may be a result of accumulation of toxins from its diet (Ref. 102986).
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.
Poupin, J. 2050. (Ref. 2891)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
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 1562 cells).