Erugosquilla massavensis   (Kossmann, 1880)

Red Sea mantis shrimp
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Stomatopoda | Squillidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 10 - 50 m (Ref. 363), usually 20 - 40 m (Ref. 3497).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 21.6 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 363); common length : 15.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 363)

Short description Morphology

Length: common up to 15 cm (Ref. 363).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Even if it currently does not have a commercial importance in the Mediterranean (rare on the markets of Cyprus, Israel and Turkey), this species can have a potential importance for fishing. Common on the markets of Suez and lsmaïlia. Habitat: Coastal water, from 10 to 50 m, above the muddy, sandy, argillaceous funds and of gravel (Ref. 363). 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Manning, R.B. 1995. (Ref. 3145)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high