Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 49 - 314 m (Ref. 4), usually 100 - 250 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 14°C - 24°C (Ref. 112711), preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 38°N - 6°N, 99°E - 142°E (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has a maximum total length of 23 cm; and a carapace length of 4 to 7.6 cm (male) and 4 to 8 cm (female), 6 to 8 cm (ovigerous female) (Ref. 4). Occurs at a depth range from 49 to 314 m, mostly between 100 and 250 m, and it is found on soft substrates of sand, mud or clay (Ref. 4). It prefers salinities of 34 ppt (Ref. 112711). Phyllosomas grow into juvenile stage with feeding on jellyfish under laboratory conditions. It is suggested that for genus Ibacus, jellyfish may be a viable diet for phyllosomas (Ref. 112087).
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. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.5 - 26.7, mean 21.1 (based on 214 cells).
Low vulnerability (13 of 100)