Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 190 - 1550 m (Ref. 106425), usually 500 - 750 m (Ref. 106425). Subtropical; 45°N - 38°S, 89°W - 34°E
Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: From Portugal to South Africa (West African waters from 16° to 28°S) and Straits of Florida to Turkey.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 804)
Found on the middle continental slope (Ref. 105377). Non-migrator macrozooplankton feeder (Ref. 52384). Active predator of macroplankton species. Diet is based on smaller prey like siphonophores, hyperiids and eupausiids (Ref. 105341). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
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.
Bianchi, G., K.E. Carpenter, J.-P. Roux, F.J. Molloy, D. Boyer and H.J. Boyer. 1999. (Ref. 804)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 5.9 - 14.3, mean 13.5 (based on 76 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)