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).
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. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.5-0.55).
): 5.9 - 14.3, mean 13.5 (based on 76 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).