Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 101 - 310 m (Ref. 101294). Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 42°N - 2°S, 125°W - 77°W
Eastern Pacific: USA to Ecuador.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 865)
Size refers to body length (Ref. 865). Dominates micronektonic fauna in nearshore waters. Adults are found inshore during the first half of the year, then migrate offshore the second half of the year (Ref. 106931). Voracious omnivore (Ref. 114809). Feeds readily on fish in aquaria. Feeds on copepods. Pelagic phase feeds on phytoplankton and zooplankton via filter feeding (Ref. 113929). 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.
Gotshall, D.W. 2005. (Ref. 865)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.7 - 13.6, mean 12.1 (based on 17 cells).