Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 230 - 375 m (Ref. 249). Tropical; 1°N - 32°S, 31°E - 44°E (Ref. 4)
Western Indian Ocean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 35.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has a maximum total body length 35 cm; a carapace length of 14 cm; and an average carapace length of 10 cm (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 216 to 375 and lives on rough substrates with sand and mud (Ref. 4). 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. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 4.5 - 4.5, mean 4.5 (based on 1 cells).
Low vulnerability (25 of 100)