Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 2 - 174 m (Ref. 87391), usually 5 - 25 m (Ref. 8). Subtropical; 6°C - 20°C (Ref. 106926), preferred 13°C (Ref. 107945); 18°S - 50°S, 68°W - 39°W
Southwest Atlantic: from Brazil to Argentina. Subtropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 2.0, range 1 - ? cm Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86); common length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86)
Minimum depth from Ref. 8. Maximum carapace length: 3.75 cm (male); 5.8 cm (female). Salinity: 33.27 to 33.94 per mille Cl (Ref. 8). Occurs at depths of 2-10 m, common at depths of 5-25 m. Bottom mud, or mud and sand. Temperature: 9° to 25°C. Salinity: 33.27 to 33.94% Cl. Neritic province. Tropical to temperate climates (Ref. 8).
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. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): 10.6 - 21.1, mean 15.5 (based on 84 cells).
Prior r = 1.19, 95% CL = 0.79 - 1.79, Based on 4 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).