Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 99185). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92)
One of the most brightly colored stomatopods; with deep blue uropods; those and other appendages lined with bright red setae (Ref 92).
Intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 106854). Lives in existing burrows in shallow and rough bottom habitats, often on or near coral reefs (Ref. 92), and on reef flats at a depth of 36 m (Ref. 80410). Feeds on scyllarids; active during the day; uses its buttressed raptorial claws to smash hard-bodied prey. Largest 'smasher' (Ref. 92). Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months.
Manning, R.B. 1998. (Ref. 92)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.3 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1610 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)