Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 30 - 318 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 35°N - 38°S, 113°E - 155°E (Ref. 4)
Indo-West Pacific: Japan to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 47.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has a maximum total body length of 47 cm; and a carapace length of 8 to 18 cm (Ref. 4). Found on sand or mud substrates and sometimes with shells; some older records indicate that they are also found on rocky environments (Ref. 4). Preys on slow-moving or sessile benthic organisms, e.g., bivalves, gastropods, scaphopods, crustaceans and foraminiferans (Ref. 81019). 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. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 16 - 27.6, mean 23.3 (based on 419 cells).
Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100)