Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 274 - 1850 m (Ref. 101581), usually 400 - 900 m (Ref. 8). Tropical, preferred 25°C (Ref. 107945); 43°N - 48°S, 97°W - 138°W (Ref. 113739)
Circumglobal in tropical to temperate waters.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 19.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 33.4 cm TL (female)
Commercially fished in the Atlantic (Senegal, Guinea, Congo, Angola, and French Guyana) (Ref. 8), but no longer in Brazil (Ref. 101581). Benthic (Ref. 91956). Predominantly deep-water species (Ref. 104150). Found on muddy bottom. Temperate to tropical environment (Ref. 8). Feeds on crustaceans, sediment, fishes, cephalopods, anthozoans, polychaetes and echinoderms (Ref. 104150). 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. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 3.7 - 12.6, mean 7.4 (based on 1390 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)