Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 1022 m (Ref. 122930), usually 100 - 300 m (Ref. 8). Subtropical; 60°N - 27°N, 19°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Scotland and Norway, south to Canary Islands and east to Turkey, eastern Mediteranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.2 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Minimum depth from Ref. 8. Benthopelagic (Ref. 105772). Mesopelagic (Ref. 122930). Known from pelagic depths between 100 to 200 m (Ref. 92299). Abundant on the upper slope (Ref. 105772). Associated with the gorgonacean coral Isidella elongata (Ref. 122886). Found on seamounts (Ref. 122931). Carries out diel vertical migrations. Diet is based on pelagic crustaceans like euphausiids and calanoids, and bottom feeding has been reported to be minimal, as is the passive ingestion of forams. However, at night, large specimens feed near the bottom on suprabenthic gammarid amphipods. In general, predatory activity occurs higher in the water column at night (Ref. 105773).
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.
Williams, A.B., L.G. Abele, D.L. Felder, H.H. Hobbs Jr., R.B. Manning, P.A. McLaughlin and I. Pérez Farfante. 1988. (Ref. 2214)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 13.2 - 15.8, mean 14.3 (based on 141 cells).