Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 45 - 200 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 7°S - 43°S, 63°W - 33°W (Ref. 4)
Western Atlantic: Brazil and Argentina.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - ? cm Max length : 32.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 106366); 36 cm TL (female)
It has carapce lengths of 5 to 12 cm (Ref.4). Found in depths between 45 and 200 m. Little is known about the substrate on which the animals live, except for one record from a sandy bottom (Ref. 4). In general, Scyallarides inhabits the intertidal zone; many prefer rocky substrates while others are on muddy or sandy bottoms (Ref. 106789). Scyllarids are mainly carnivorous scavengers preferring small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 106995).
Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 4.5 - 19.8, mean 8.7 (based on 59 cells).