Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 1 m (Ref. 102564). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace rectangular, anterior surface granulated; anterolateral margins with numerous spines, but without distinct teeth or lobes. Base of movable finger of larger claw with large molariform tooth. Color: dark reddish brown overall, with bright red eyes.
Inhabits reefs. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Found on cliff holes and crevices. Active at both diurnal and nocturnal low tides, foraging from the rocky and soft substrates. Exhibits algal grazing during the day and predation, specifically at night, on crustaceans and molluscs (Ref. 76500). Largely an opportunistic feeder (Ref. 102732). 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. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)