Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 15.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Benthic; depth range 140 - 640 m (Ref. 4)
Climate / Range
Temperate, preferred 14°C (Ref. 107945); 33°S - 48°S, 166°E - 173°W (Ref. 4)
Indo-west Pacific: New Zealand.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
It has a total body length of 25 cm, mostly between 13 and 18 cm (Ref. 4). Prefers mud or sandy mud substrates that are firm enough for burrowing (Refs. 4, 106910) (Ref. 4). 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. 106860)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models