Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 50 - 350 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 18°N - 14°N, 26°W - 21°W (Ref. 4)
Eastern Central Atlantic: Endemic to Cape Verde Islands.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Maximum depth from Ref. 106816. Found on steep rocky bottoms (Ref. 106816). In general, palinurids are mainly considered carnivores, usually feeding upon sluggish, easily captured animals where most material is eaten alive or freshly killed (Ref. 105260). 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
Fisheries: minor commercial
| FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)