Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; brackish. Temperate; 60°N - 32°N, 11°W - 20°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: From north-west Europe and western Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2793); 5.2 cm TL (female)
Body almost colorless and translucent. Body of females sometimes with greenish chromatophores (Ref. 2793). Occurs in brackish water lakes and shallow coastal lagoons with salinity from 0.9 to 25.3 (Ref. 2745). Prefers stagnant and slow-running waters, irrigation channels and salt marshes (Ref. 2792). Associated with Palaemon elegans and/or Palaemon adspersus (Ref. 2745). Detritivores; with a varied diet characterized by scavenging and opportunistic feeding behavior (Ref. 2838). Exhibits moulting before breeding during spring at temperatures between 9 to 10Â°C (Ref. 2804). Females produce about 150 eggs (Ref. 2748).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Exhibits moulting before breeding during spring at temperatures between 9 to 10Â°C (Ref. 2804). Females produce about 150 eggs (Ref. 2748).
Dolmen, D., J. Hindley and E. Kleiven. 2004. (Ref. 2745)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)