Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
Ahyong, S.T. 2001. (Ref. 3099)
Size / Weight / Age
Demersal; depth range ? - 5 m (Ref. 3099)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Western Central Pacific: Australia.
Inhabits coral reefs among rubble and cavities of sponge and algae encrusted reef rock (Ref. 3099). 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
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