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Erugosquilla massavensis   (Kossmann, 1880)

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

Malacostraca | Stomatopoda | Squillidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 21.6 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 363); common length : 15.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 363)

Environment

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

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific.

Short description

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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