Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 330 m (Ref. 8), usually 10 - 110 m (Ref. 112661). Tropical, preferred 25°C (Ref. 107945); 39°N - 14°N, 106°W - 70°W
Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic: In the eastern Pacific from Colima to Chiapas, Mexico, and in the western Atlantic from Norfolk Virginia, along USA and Bahamas to the southern coast of Cuba, Gulf of Mexico from Florida Keys to Yucatan.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Minimum depth from Ref. 356. Prefers bottom white and shelly sand (Ref. 8). Generalized carnivore, feeds at night, mainly on mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 111994).
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. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 10.2 - 27, mean 22.4 (based on 267 cells).
Prior r = 0.81, 95% CL = 0.51 - 1.30, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)