Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 343). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: Southeast Asia to Fiji and New Hebrides.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 4.46 cm Max length : 5.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace rounded, with 2 long, well-developed lateral spines; anterolateral margins gently serrated. Outer surface of palm with low but distinct oblique ridge. Color: yellowish ground color with numerous fine black spots and several larger ones on carapace; legs and chelae bright yellow.
Caught by local communities in nets, by hand or beach seines. On sandy areas (Ref. 343). Carnivorous and facultative scavengers. Preys mainly on crustaceans and mollusks; smaller individuals on small, soft-shelled species while larger individuals eat slow-moving invertebrates like anomurans, bivalves and gastropods (Ref. 102715). 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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 22.8 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2487 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)