Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 4). Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 28°N - 6°S, 115°W - 77°W (Ref. 112659)
Eastern Pacific: From Baja California Sur to the west coast of Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 30 cm TL (female)
It has lengths of 32 cm (male) and 30 cm (female), maximum total body length; 1 to 13 cm (male) and 1 to 12 cm (female), carapace length (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref. 112672. Occurs at depths from 0 to 18 m and it inhabits shallow coastal waters among rocks and in cracks and crevices. The animals are nocturnal (Ref. 4). Feeds mainly on molluscs, crustaceans and organic matter (Ref. 112086).
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. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.38-0.45).
): 22.7 - 29.1, mean 27 (based on 170 cells).
Low vulnerability (22 of 100).