Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 35 - 850 m (Ref. 104052). Subtropical; 46°N - 36°S, 26°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104052); 10.6 cm TL (female)
Nektobenthic (Ref. 78235). Prefers shallow waters (Ref. 66184) but also dominant in upper-slope assemblage (Ref. 78235). Found in mud assemblage. Non-migrator macrozooplankton feeder (Ref. 52384). Most important prey include euphausiids, mysids, bivalves and fish (Ref. 102666).
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.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
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=0.9-1.45).
): 8.9 - 15.7, mean 13.8 (based on 277 cells).