Malacostraca | Cumacea
Alves, F., L. Chicharo, A. Nogueira and J. Regala. 2003. (Ref. 2851)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; brackish; depth range 7 - 9 m (Ref. 2851)
Climate / Range
Northeast Atlantic: Europe.
Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. Found in estuarine and inshore areas in silt to very fine sand substrate. A microvore that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352). Members of the order Cumacea are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic. Spawning is characterized by nocturnal swarming behavior. Females brood the eggs in the marsupium where they molt, become mancas and leave (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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