Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 393 m (Ref. 97531). Tropical; 41°N - 34°S, 98°W - 34°W
Western Atlantic. Temperate to tropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.2 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 93549)
Carapace width range: 1.45 to 9.19 cm (Ref. 93549). Benthopelagic (Ref. 97531). Littoral (Ref. 106811). Associated with gravel and very coarse sand (Ref. 106810). Also on molluscan and other shells (Ref. 97531). 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. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.2 - 26.8, mean 22.4 (based on 251 cells).