Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 10 - 910 m (Ref. 434), usually 200 - 400 m (Ref. 434). Subtropical
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: throughout the area including Madeira and Canary Islands, northward extending into the Mediterranean to the Azores, and southward extending to Angola.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.5  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)
Maximum depth from Ref. 102668. Benthic adults inhabiting mud or muddy sand bottoms, often near rocky areas of the continental slope (Ref. 343). Also found in submarine caves (Ref. 102668). Occurs at depths of 10 to 900 m, common between 200 and 400 m. Pelagic juveniles (Ref. 343). Has a diversified diet. Mainly a predator of benthic species; may be an occasional scavenger (Ref. 102668).
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. 434)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8 - 19.1, mean 13 (based on 604 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).