Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 105053). Temperate; 62°N - 29°N, 34°W - 11°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from North Sea, Norway down to Morocco, east to Balearic Islands, Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.4 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101417)
Maximum depth from Ref. 105043. Benthic species with pelagic phases (Ref. 4225). Benthopelagic (Ref. 105043). This is a swimmer, carnivorous species (Ref. 96498). Enters coastal waters in loose shoals close to the sea surface (Ref. 4225). Opportunistic carnivore. Reported to exhibit cannibalism. Has a mixed diet of pelagic, benthic infauna and epibenthic animals (Ref. 105043).
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.
Gaspar, M.B., M.D. Dias, A. Campos, C.C. Monteiro, M.N. Santos, A. Chicharo and L. Chicharo. 2001. (Ref. 2714)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7 - 12, mean 9.8 (based on 369 cells).