Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m. Subtropical, preferred 15°C (Ref. 107945); 28°S - 45°S, 114°E - 154°E (Ref. 4)
Indo-West Pacific: Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 10.0, range 8 - ? cm Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has a maximum total body length of 51 cm; a maximum carapace length of 20 cm; and the ovigerous females carapace length of 5 to 16 cm (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths of 0 to 90 m (seldom at 150 m) on rocky substrate, especially on rocky onshore reefs with sufficient hiding places. It is gregarious and nocturnal. It is carnivorous and feeds on small crustaceans, molluscs and echinoderms (Ref. 4). Mating and egg-laying occurs from May to July after the moult of the female; hatching between July and December of even later (Ref. 4).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mating and egg-laying occurs from May to July after the moult of the female; hatching between July and December of even later (Ref. 4).
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)