Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 50 m (Ref. 801). Tropical; 30°N - 30°S, 30°E - 71°E (Ref. 111099)
Western Indian Ocean: East Africa to Pakistan and India. Introduced in the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 6 - 6 cm Max length : 13.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Maximum depth from Ref.103562. From edge subtidal (Ref. 801) to depths of 90 m on bottom mud or sandy mud substrates (Ref. 8). Juveniles inhabit nearshore and adults deeper water usually less than 50 m (Ref. 801).
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. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; bait: occasionally
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.8 - 29.2, mean 27.1 (based on 222 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).