Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 175 m (Ref. 109). Tropical; 34°N - 10°S, 48°E - 155°E
Indo-West Pacific: from Persian Gulf to India, east to Papua New Guinea, and north to Japan and China. Introduced in the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.0, range 1 - 1 cm Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 109); 14 cm TL (female)
Maximum body length: 9.0 cm (male); 14.0 cm (female); common body length between 6.0 to 8.0 cm (Ref. 409). Common length range: 6.5 to 10.9 cm, male. Common weight range: 3.7 to 13.5 cm, male (Ref. 76922). Maximum depth from Ref. 409. Juveniles inhabit subtidal edge of mud flats, near inshore and far inshore waters (Ref. 121464). On muddy bottoms close to the shore, up to a depth of 85 m (Ref. 801). Also found near mouth areas of estuaries (Ref. 106567). Burrows in mud during the day time, with only the tube-like antennular flagella sticking out for respiration (Ref. 409). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
): 13.8 - 29.1, mean 27.8 (based on 2170 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)