Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 20 - 80 m (Ref. 4), usually 20 - 50 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 39°E - 150°W (Ref. 4)
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Japan, Hawaii, Melanesia, New Caledonia and Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 40.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has lengths of 40 cm, maximum total body length; 15 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Fisheries: commercial (Ref. 91361). Nocturnal (Ref. 4). Opens bivalves through an attack known as wedging. That is, it pries apart the shell lips via its walking legs (Ref. 102680).
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
): 21.5 - 28.6, mean 27.2 (based on 534 cells).
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)