Malacostraca | Decapoda
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Benthic; depth range 30 - 60 m (Ref. 343)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean: reaching Japan and Australia. Subtropical and tropical climates.
Carapace ovate; 5 distinct teeth on each anterolateral margin. Color: distinctive pattern of longitudinal stripes of maroon and white, usually with distinct white cross on median part of gastric region; legs and pincers with numerous scattered with white spots.
Especially important in markets in East Asia, where it commands substantially higher premium prices being sold for US$8 to US$15 per kg. Occurs at depths from 30 to 60 m. Inhabits sandy-muddy substrates. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)