Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 4), usually 20 - 40 m (Ref. 4). Subtropical, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 31°S - 40°S, 13°W - 9°E (Ref. 107484)
Southeast Atlantic: Tristan da Cunha group of islands and Vema Seamount.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 35.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 27 cm TL (female)
It has a maximum total body length of 35.5 cm (male) and 27 cm (female); and maximum carapace lengths of 14.5 cm (male) and 10 cm (female); and average carapace lengths 8 to 9 cm, 2 to 3 cm, Puerili (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 0 to 200 m with the greatest concentration of animals between 20 and 40 m. Found on rocky bottoms, sometimes with gravel or shells, in the kelp zone (Ref. 4). Found clinging to overhangs in deep shade underneath huge rocks; also in caves (Ref. 106858). Also occurs in oceanic islands and seamounts. Nocturnal. Opportunistic feeder (Ref. 105202). Ovigerous females were taken in September (Ref. 4).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ovigerous females were taken in September (Ref. 4).
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)
Prior r = 0.33, 95% CL = 0.27 - 0.41, Based on 1 stock assessment.