Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 4), usually 1 - 8 m (Ref. 4). Tropical; 45°N - 37°S, 30°E - 171°W (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - 1 cm Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has a maximum total body length of 50 cm, but usually much smaller (30 to 35 cm) (Ref. 4). It is found in shallow, sometimes slightly turbid coastal waters, from 1 to 8 m depth, with a record of 50 m deep. It inhabits sandy and muddy substrates, sometimes on rocky bottoms, often near the mouth of rivers, but also on coral reefs (Ref. 4). Subtidal (Ref. 106854). Juveniles occur in holes and crevices which are partially covered by seagrass or macroalgae (Ref. 106919). It is solitary, may live in pairs and has been found in larger concentrations (Ref. 4). Omnivore (Ref. 116259).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3578 cells).
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)