Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 37 - 380 m (Ref. 4), usually 37 - 100 m (Ref. 4). Subtropical; 23°S - 37°S, 19°E - 38°E (Ref. 4)
Indo-West Pacific and Southeast Atlantic: Mozambique and South Africa.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has lengths of 20 cm, maximum total body length; 9 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Occurs at a depth range from 37 to 380 m (mostly less than 100 m) on a substrate of fine sediments, mud or fine sand. The animals seem to dig into the mud (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
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 12.8 - 23.3, mean 16.5 (based on 20 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)