Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 8 - 61 m (Ref. 105423). Subtropical; 10°S - 33°S, 112°E - 154°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 2.2  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 15.5 cm TL (female)
Found on seagrass and offshore habitats (Ref. 104903). Postlarvae settle exclusively in seagrass beds (Ref. 84594). Juveniles live almost exclusively in shallow seagrass beds (Ref. 105190). They feed on bivalves, gastropods, ophiuroids, crustaceans and polychaetes (Ref. 104903), diatoms, filamentous algae, and seagrass (Ref. 105190). 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).
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. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 28.2, mean 26.7 (based on 184 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)