Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1620 - 3670 m (Ref. 8774). Subtropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Originally described as eyeless, adults, however, possess a dorsal photoreceptor organ (Ref. 97382). Occurs in dense aggregations around sites of high temperature at hydrothermal vents. Feeds on epibiotic bacteria and bacteria found on sulphide surfaces. Juveniles are planktonic (Ref. 97382). 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.
Desbruyères, D., M. Segonzac and M. Bright (eds.). 2006. (Ref. 8774)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 2.9 - 4.2, mean 3.6 (based on 332 cells).