Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
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)
Demersal; depth range 10 - 50 m (Ref. 363), usually 20 - 40 m (Ref. 3497)
Climate / Range
Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific.
Length: common up to 15 cm (Ref. 363).
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)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)