Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 10 - 1212 m (Ref. 435), usually 80 - 350 m (Ref. 435). Temperate; 64°N - 36°S, 34°W - 29°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Morocco to Angola and off lying islands, northwards to Hebrides and Southwest Norway, also in Mediterranean as far as Greece.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 21.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
Maximum depth from Ref. 106053. Occurs at depths from 10 to 1000 m, common at depths of 80 to 350 m (Ref. 435). Deep-water species, recorded down to 1212 m. Found in the upper and middle slope. Prefers intermixed bathyal mud and emerging rocky substrates. Reported to be among cold-water coral community, specifically on coral mounds and coral habitats on muddy bottoms. Carries a sponge on its back with its fifth pereiopods. Predator of benthic decapods (Ref. 96584) and an active scavenger (Refs. 96584, 106053). 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.
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 10 - 16.4, mean 13.3 (based on 388 cells).
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)