Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found in intertidal areas in mud or sand (Ref. 96667). Common below midtide level among coral heads and boulders (Ref. 104855). Estuarine (Ref. 106854). Mainly feeds on rocks covered by filamentous green algae. Makes sand pellets while feeding to separate edible from inedible materials (Ref. 104857). Displays occasional predatory behavior and cannibalism - reported to kill conspecifics and other ocypodid crabs (Ref. 104855).
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.
Gibbs, P.E. 1978. (Ref. 3197)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 2059 cells).