Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 22 m (Ref. 97531). Tropical; 36°N - 28°S, 100°W - 33°W
Western Atlantic: from Potomac River, Virginia, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean to Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Intertidal, on bay and nearshore (Ref. 97531). Common on beaches and mangroves. Lives in areas associated with deposition of organic matter; susceptible to freshwater exposure (Ref. 118297). Adults mainly feed on detritus (Ref. 118298).
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.
Markham, J.C. 2003. (Ref. 2782)
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=0.4-0.96).