Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 10). Tropical; 37°N - 37°S, 28°E - 149°W
Indo-Pacific: from Southeast Africa and Taiwan to the Malay Archipelago and Polynesia, north to Japan and south to Australia and South Africa. Tropical to subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.5 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114767); 18.2 cm BL (female)
Total length: 9.7 to 12.0 cm (male); 13.1 to 14.5 cm (female). Maximum carapace length: 3.4 cm (male); 4.0 cm (female; Ref. 8). Marine, tropical climates (Ref. 8). Inshore (Ref. 121727). Coastline to deep waters down to 50 m (Ref. 114767). Seagrass serves as nursery ground before they move offshore at the age of 5 months (Ref. 121729). Also found in mangroves (Ref. 121728). Opportunistic omnivore (Ref. 121726).
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. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.5 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 1558 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)