Nematocarcinus gracilis   Bate, 1888


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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nematocarcinidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthopelagic; depth range 200 - 1475 m (Ref. 96667).  Deep-water; 33°N - 40°S, 54°E - 71°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typically found near the sea floor in deep-seas. Its characteristic 3 pairs of extremely long, stilt-like pereiopods suggest its ability to walk on soft sediments. An opportunistic feeder, relying on phototrophically derived organic matter. Its feeding strategy may be assumed to be similar with its congener, N. exilis, a scavenger and predator that feeds mainly on fish remains and slow-moving benthic organisms. Shown to produce oval eggs (0.5 to 0.65 mm length) and may possibly achieve several reproductive outputs in its relatively long lifespan of 2 to 3 years (Ref. 97382).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poupin, J. 1998. (Ref. 75706)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6 - 12.8, mean 8.3 (based on 423 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown