Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 20 - 2760 m (Ref. 106312), usually 20 - 850 m (Ref. 106314). Temperate; 66°N - 26°N, 40°W - 37°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea: from west Norway to United Kingdom, Ireland, to Morocco and Azores Islands, into the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 106314); 2.94 cm CW (female)
Minimum depth range from Ref. 106314. Maximum length based on occurrence (Ref. 106314); to be replaced with a better reference. Neritic, demersal (Ref. 106512). Occurs on muddy areas on the deepest part of continental shelf and on the upper slope (Ref. 106311). Abundant in the upper continental slope between depths of 150 to 400 m (Ref. 122113). Also found on open-sea detritic organogenic sediments (Ref. 106314), on a seamount (Ref. 106167) and coral bank (Ref. 95763). Epibenthos feeder (Ref. 106512). Opportunistically feeds on epifaunal mobile crustaceans and small fish. A small part of its diet contains echinoderms, polychaetes and bivalves (Ref. 106311).
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.
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.3 - 20.8, mean 13.8 (based on 1831 cells).