Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 3 - 600 m (Ref. 804), usually 300 - 400 m (Ref. 804). Subtropical; 48°N - 37°S, 13°W - 139°E
Indo-West Pacific, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: eastern Atlantic from Gulf of Biscay to Congo and around the Mediterranean, and it is widely distributed throughout the coasts of Morocco.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 804)
Minimum depth from Ref. 881. Nektobenthic (demersal) or epibenthic at depths between 75 to 600 m. Infaunal feeder (Ref. 106512). Feeds on euphausiids and molluscs (Ref. 52384).
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.
Bianchi, G., K.E. Carpenter, J.-P. Roux, F.J. Molloy, D. Boyer and H.J. Boyer. 1999. (Ref. 804)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.4-0.48).
): 8.6 - 15.9, mean 11.6 (based on 245 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).