Ericthonius punctatus   (Bate, 1857)

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

Malacostraca | Amphipoda | Ischyroceridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal. Tropical and temperate climates.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in muddy substrates associated with organic pollutants (Ref. 96352). Forms domiciles in Halimeda spp. Filter-feeder (Ref. 87067). Feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352). Members of the order Amphipoda are gonochoric and sexually dimoprhic (males larger than females). Mating behavior: Males locate potential partners with the aid of their antenna to detect the pheromones released by the females; the male then rides or carries the female until the latter is ready to molt. When the female is ready, the male pushes the sperm into the marsupium and releases the female afterwards. A few hours later, the female releases her eggs into the marsupium for fertilization. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium. Eggs hatch into juveniles and remain in the marsupium for a few days. Each species undergo 20 molts at most, i.e., 1-year long life cycle (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Amphipoda are gonochoric and sexually dimoprhic (males larger than females). Mating behavior: Males locate potential partners with the aid of their antenna to detect the pheromones released by the females; the male then rides or carries the female until the latter is ready to molt. When the female is ready, the male pushes the sperm into the marsupium and releases the female afterwards. A few hours later, the female releases her eggs into the marsupium for fertilization. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium. Eggs hatch into juveniles and remain in the marsupium for a few days. Each species undergo 20 molts at most, i.e., 1-year long life cycle.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Coles, S.L., R.C. DeFelice, L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton. 1999. (Ref. 3356)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown