Malacostraca | Decapoda
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
Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Africa to Hong Kong and Australia.
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.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models