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Acetes erythraeus   Nobili, 1905

tsivakihini paste shrimp

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Sergestidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Pérez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 3.2 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 409); 4.8 cm BL (female)


Benthopelagic; brackish; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 409)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 31°N - 32°S, 30°E - 138°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Africa to Hong Kong and Australia.

Short description

Rostrum, which has two dorsal denticles or teeth, is shorter than eyes. Elongated first 3 pereiopods and no fourth and fifth pereiopods. Larger female than males. Color: in life, whole body almost transparent. Milky or yellowish when dead.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Marketed either dried, boiled, salted, fermented, fresh, or processed in other ways; consumed locally in the form of seasoning (shrimp paste/sauce) (Ref. 409). Planktonic in life. Inhabits estuarine waters with mangroves (Ref. 374). Marine or brackish, but usually brackish and fished in the intertidal zone, estuaries and mangroves (Ref. 409). In general, it is a zooplanktivorous omnivore, wherein it primarily feeds on copepods, ostracods, other crustaceans, and molluscan veligers. It is observed to forage intensively after midnight (Ref. 104021). Omnivorous suspension feeder (Ref. 105380). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)


CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high