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Metapenaeus monoceros   (Fabricius, 1798)

speckled shrimp
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 19.5 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 104940)

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 1 - 170 m (Ref. 8), usually 10 - 30 m (Ref. 8)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 30°N - 31°S, 29°E - 103°E

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific. Introduced in the Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace length: 5.0 cm (female; Ref. 7). Prefers bottom sandy mud (Ref. 8). Also occurs on seagrasses, mudflats, sandflats and mangrove channels. Frequently burrows (Ref. 106912). Feeds on crustaceans, polychaetes, molluscs, fishes, algae and detritus (Ref. 104916). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833). Females spawn once every two (2) months (Ref. 104933).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial; bait: occasionally
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Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high