Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 5 - 750 m (Ref. 105665). Tropical; 51°N - 46°S, 68°W - 180°E
Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Minimum depth from Ref. 82060. Bathyal. Inhabits continental shelf and slope (Ref. 2782). It is eurybathic, on coastal detritic bottoms to bathyal muds (Ref. 105665). Uses shells of Bittium latreilli (Ref. 105639). Opportunistic scavenger and predator. Feeds on live crabs, dead shells and fishes (Ref. 106108). Other isotope data (Î´15N=9.66Â±0.25, Ref. 106518). 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.
Markham, J.C. 2003. (Ref. 2782)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 9.3 - 20.6, mean 14.8 (based on 532 cells).