Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 399 m (Ref. 97531), usually 13 - 40 m (Ref. 104084). Tropical; 46°N - 3°S, 98°W - 41°W
Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Massachusetts to Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to Maranhão, Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Common depth is based on occurrence; to be replaced with a better reference. Benthopelagic (Ref. 97531). Found on mud, sand and shell substrates (Ref. 104060). Fishes prey on this crab (Refs. 34001, 55089, 104230). In general, portunid crabs are reported to be mainly carnivorous (Ref. 72665).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models