Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 200 - 1475 m (Ref. 96667). Deep-water; 33°N - 40°S, 54°E - 71°W
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Typically found near the sea floor in deep-seas. Its characteristic 3 pairs of extremely long, stilt-like pereiopods suggest its ability to walk on soft sediments. An opportunistic feeder, relying on phototrophically derived organic matter. Its feeding strategy may be assumed to be similar with its congener, N. exilis, a scavenger and predator that feeds mainly on fish remains and slow-moving benthic organisms. Shown to produce oval eggs (0.5 to 0.65 mm length) and may possibly achieve several reproductive outputs in its relatively long lifespan of 2 to 3 years (Ref. 97382).
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.
Poupin, J. 1998. (Ref. 75706)
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 - 12.8, mean 8.3 (based on 423 cells).