Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 19.2 cm TL (female)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 3 - 720 m (Ref. 8), usually 3 - 50 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 18°C - 24°C (Ref. 434); 23°N - 24°S, 90°W - 13°E
Atlantic Ocean: from Mexico to Brazil and Mauritania to Angola.
Maximum carapace length: 4.1 cm (male); 4.8 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Maximum depth from Ref. 97531. Occurs at depths from 3 to 700 m, common at depths from 10 to 75 m (Ref. 434), inhabits bottom mud or sandy mud, and sandy patches among rocks in marine environment. Juveniles found in estuarine environment (Refs. 8, 106886). Also inhabits lagoons (Ref. 417). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082). 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
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)