Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 180 m (Ref. 97531), usually 1 - 64 m (Ref. 271). Tropical; 34°N - 25°S, 98°W - 33°W (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 271)
It has maximum total length of 30 cm (Ref. 271), and a carapace length of 12 cm (Ref. 4). Minimum depth range from Ref. 122059. Occurs at depths of 0.6 to 180 m, usually between 0.6 to 64 m; on sand or rocks, often in the outer reefs. It feeds on dead animals, detritus, etc. These animals are sluggish and nocturnal and bury themselves in the sand (Ref. 4).
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.
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 28, mean 27 (based on 522 cells).
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)