Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 30 - 300 m (Ref. 79413). Temperate; 63°N - 30°N, 18°W - 31°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: From Shetland to Sognefjord, Norway in the north to Madeira Is. and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). Inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms (Ref. 105214). Also found on rocky substrates in shelf waters from shallow to deeper continental slope (Ref. 105215) and on Serpula vermicularis reefs (Ref. 122978). In general, galatheid crabs show a wide spectrum of feeding habits, from being detritivorous, vegetarian, omnivorous, to cannibalistic (Ref. 90632).
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.
Jennings, S., J. Lancaster, A. Woolmer and J. Cotter. 1999. (Ref. 3123)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 6.9 - 11.3, mean 9.3 (based on 315 cells).