Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 130 m (Ref. 8), usually 36 - 54 m (Ref. 8). Tropical, preferred 13°C (Ref. 107945); 14°S - 38°S, 59°W - 37°W
Southwest Atlantic: from Brazil to Argentina.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 17.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 21.5 cm TL (female)
Maximum carapace length: 4.0 cm (male); 5.4 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Adults spawn offshore and postlarvae enter shallow estuarine waters, settling on algal and seagrass beds. Juveniles are reported to feed on plant material (Ref. 106887). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
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.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: experimental
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 18 - 22.9, mean 21 (based on 22 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)