Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
Manning, R.B. 1990. (Ref. 3533)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 89146)
Climate / Range
Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf.
On shallow reefs (Ref. 89146). Frequently associated with live corals such as Acropora, Pocillopora, Stylophora and Tubipora. Some are observed from dead coral, dead Dardanus shell and Tridacna jopra (Ref. 108457). Stomatopods are predators that require living prey (Ref. 833). 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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