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Miyakea nepa   (Latreille, 1828)

smalleyed squillid mantis shrimp

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Stomatopoda | Squillidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 99185).  Tropical; 35°N - 28°S, 32°E - 134°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: East African waters to the Red Sea Taiwan. One of the most common squillids in the western part of its distribution range.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A very common shore species that burrows in level-bottom habitats (Ref. 92). Prefers sandy-muddy bottoms (Ref. 87055). May deposit feed as well (Ref. 105093). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Manning, R.B. 1998. (Ref. 92)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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