Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 180 - 800 m (Ref. 106893). Tropical, preferred 21°C (Ref. 107945); 3°S - 36°S, 17°E - 48°E
Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: from Kenya and Madagascar to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Deep sea. Lives in soft substrates composed of sticky mud with foraminiferous remains near the edge of continental shelf (Ref. 106893). 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. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: highly commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
): 10 - 15.7, mean 12.9 (based on 38 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)