Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 3 - 871 m (Ref. 78235), usually 50 - 450 m (Ref. 8). Subtropical; 55°N - 41°S, 34°W - 37°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Ireland to Senegal, including the Azores and Canary Islands, and the entire Mediterranean. Temperate to tropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 11.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Known from pelagic depths between 100 to 200 m (Ref. 92299). Occurs on muddy and sandy bottoms on the shelf and upper slope. Buries in the mud during the day and emerges at night (Ref. 80202). Feeds on benthic invertebrates living on soft bottom substrates like polychaetes, bivalves, gastropods and echinoderms (Ref. 106588).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 9.8 - 17, mean 13.7 (based on 593 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)