Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 9 cm TL (female)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from India to Japan and Australia. PÃ©rez Farfante (Ref. 75620) recognizes 4 subspecies: Metapenaeopsis mogiensis mogiensis from Japan; Metapenaeopsis mogiensis complanata from Australia and New Caledonia; Metapenaeopsis mogiensis consobrina from East Africa and the Red Sea to South China Sea and Indonesia; and Metapenaeopsis mogiensis intermedia from Taiwan to Indonesia and the Philippines.
Found on mud-sand substratum (Ref. 155). 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
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)