Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 8 - 100 m (Ref. 4), usually 10 - 50 m (Ref. 4). Tropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 36°N - 31°S, 30°E - 155°E (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - ? cm Max length : 27.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122432); 27.5 cm TL (female)
It has lengths of 25 cm, maximum total body length; 8 cm, maximum carapace length (Ref. 4). Prefers soft substrate of sand or mud, or a mixture of the two, sometimes with shell or gravel (Ref. 4). Subtidal, also found on hard bottom (Ref. 106854).
Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833). Also Ref. 107577.
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.4 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 1518 cells).
Low vulnerability (15 of 100)