Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 13 - 300 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 60 m (Ref. 801). Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 41°N - 45°S, 25°E - 154°E
Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.7, range 2 - ? cm Max length : 2.2 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 3 cm CL (female); max. reported age: 1.25 years (Ref. 117187)
Maximum depth from Ref. 801. Occurs from depths of 10 to 300 m on sand or mud (Ref. 801). Also occurs on subtidal zone, seagrass bed, and Ulva bed (Ref. 106853). Pelagic, i.e. recorded in the water column (Ref. 106854). Feeds mostly on mysids and amphipods (Ref. 116237). Omnivore (Ref. 116259).
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. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.92-2.76; tm=0.49; tmax=1.25).
): 18 - 28.2, mean 27.1 (based on 356 cells).
Prior r = 1.19, 95% CL = 0.79 - 1.79, Based on 2 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).