Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 602 - 2454 m (Ref. 2686). Deep-water; 37°N - 73°S, 124°W - 23°W
Eastern Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and the Antarctic: Gulf of California to Scotia Sea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.7 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2690); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 2690)
Minimum depth from Ref. 93860. Found on hydrothermal vents (Ref. 2682). Scavenger (Refs. 2682, 106711) feeding on the infauna of the abyssal plain (Ref. 2682). Carries on its back commensal amphipods, mostly gammarids (Ref. 106711). 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.
Macpherson, E. 2004. (Ref. 2686)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.9 - 4.5, mean 3.4 (based on 159 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)