Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Demersal; brackish; depth range 2 - 160 m (Ref. 83922). Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 16°N - 7°S, 95°W - 77°W (Ref. 103272)
Eastern Pacific Ocean: from Mexico in the Gulf of Tehuantepec to Lobos de Tierra Island, Peru and Galapagos.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 356)
Occurs at depths from 2 to 20 m in bottom soft mud. Adults are found in marine environment. Juveniles are found in estuarine environment. Live in tropical climate (Ref. 8). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21.3 - 28.6, mean 27 (based on 158 cells; Ref. 115970
Low vulnerability (12 of 100)