Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 91 m (Ref. 97531). Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: USA, Gulf of Mexico and entire Caribbean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87256)
Produces large mounds and tunnels down to a meter into coarse sand and silty fine sand on lower intertidal and subtidal seagrass beds (Refs. 86837, 87257). Infaunal (Ref. 97531). It is a deposit feeder (Ref. 86848). 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.
Felder, D.L., P.C. Dworschak, R. Robles, H.D. Bracken, A.M. Windsor, J.M. Felder and R. Lemaitre. 2009. (Ref. 86837)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.7 - 28, mean 26.6 (based on 276 cells).