Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
This species is known to be one of the most poisonous crabs in the world. Its neurotoxin does not get denatured by heat even when cooked. It acquires the poisonous neurotoxin from its food, including a poisonous sea cucumber. Inhabits littoral and sublittoral areas with rocky and coral rubble substrates, and coral reefs (Ref. 85383). 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.
Yeo, D.C.J., T. Swee Hee and P.K.L. Ng. 2008. (Ref. 85383)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Poisonous to eat
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 22.8 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 2762 cells).