Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 27 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical; 29°N - 29°S, 30°E - 134°W (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
It has lengths of 20 cm, maximum total body length; 8 cm, maximum carapace length; 10 to 14 cm, usual body length (Ref. 4). Occurs in the sublittoral zone (Ref. 77016).; in shallow waters from 9 to 27 m on coral reefs and marine caves. It is probably nocturnal. Its larvae is planktonic (Ref. 4). Palinurids are mainly considered carnivores (Ref. 105260).
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. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 2592 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)