Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical; 36°N - 33°S, 29°E - 134°W
Indo-Pacific: north from Japan, China, Taiwan to southeast Asia, west to Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands to India, Oman and east Africa.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)
Collected for food. Occasionally mildly poisonous in some parts of its range. Mildly poisonous (Ref. 79155). Inhabits rocky shore or reefs. Benthic. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Intertidal (Ref. 106854). Also occurs on algal mat (Ref. 106227). Found within crevices in rocks or coral reefs (Ref. 79155). Observed on mangrove trees (Ref. 74547). Has large master claws with molariform teeth used to crush shells of snails and hermit crabs (Ref. 107019). Observed to open large Turbo sp. Shells in order to extract the terrestrial hermit crab Coenobita perlatus (Ref. 76500).
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.
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Poisonous to eat
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3372 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)