Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356), usually 25 - 50 m (Ref. 8). Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 38°N - 37°S, 123°W - 70°W (Ref. 75620)
Eastern Pacific: San Francisco Bay, California to Chile.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 20.9 cm TL (female)
Maximum standard length: 18.0 cm (Ref. 356). Maximum carapace length: 5.5 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Occurs at depths from 15 to 100 m, common between 25 to 50 m, in bottom mud or sandy mud marine environment. Juveniles are rarely found in estuarine environment (Ref. 8). Juveniles may feed on the green macroalga Ulva clathrata (Ref. 115030). 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.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 12.1 - 26, mean 23.1 (based on 26 cells).
Prior r = 0.92, 95% CL = 0.61 - 1.38, Based on 4 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)