Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 343). Tropical, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Carapace tough to granulose, regions discernible; front with 3 acutely triangular teeth; 9 teeth on each anterolateral margin, the last tooth much larger than preceding teeth. Larger chela with conical tooth at base of fingers; pollex ridged. Color: carapace dull green to brown.
Minimum depth assumed from its ecology. Shallow waters up to depths of 50 m. Inhabits sandy to sandy-muddy substrates (Ref. 343). Benthopelagic predator, feeding mainly on bivalves (Lamellibranchia), benthic crustaceans, fishes and cephalopods (Ref. 117071).
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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
): 13.8 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 1586 cells).
Prior r = 1.19, 95% CL = 0.79 - 1.79, Based on 2 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)