Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 106471). Tropical; 40°N - 35°S, 126°W - 28°E
Indo-Pacific and Atlantic: from Baja California (Mexico) to Chile, including Clipperton Island, Galapagos Islands and other Pacific oceanic islands; from south Florida to central America, West Indies, to Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil, to western Africa and Portugal, including Azores, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Ascension and Saint Helena. Subtropical and tropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 3.38 cm Max length : 7.7 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
Maximum carapace width: 8.7 cm. Inhabits rocks near water line and is very active on land, taking refuge in the sea when threatened (Ref. 435). Supralittoral to intertidal (Ref. 104055). Abundant in splash zones (Ref. 105697). On rubbles (Ref. 106471). Feeds on cirripedes, mytilids, and porcelain crabs; occasionally acts as a scavenger. Also preys upon sea turtles and on the lookout for marine birds nest (Ref. 106452). Herbivorous (Ref. 106455).
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.
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 22.2 - 28.3, mean 27.1 (based on 1189 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).