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Upogebia pugettensis   (Dana, 1852)

blue mud shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Upogebiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 10.5 cm TL (female)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range

Temperate; 62°N - 34°N, 148°W - 120°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Alaska to USA.

Short description

Rostrum ending in three teeth, the median tooth broad and triangular, the lateral teeth much shorter. A groove between the median and lateral teeth, also a very shallow median longitudinal groove. Lower surface of rostrum without spines. Anterolateral border of carapace with a very small tooth at the level of the eye. First pereiopods subchelate. Dactylus of adult male on inner surface with a longitudinal row of 6-12 tubercles, that are placed close together. Carpus with some anterior spines. Merus with a subdistal anterodorsal spine (Ref. 4).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 11 cm, total body length (Ref. 259); 15 cm (males) and 10.5 cm (females), total length (Refs. 4, 258). It burrows in muddy sand of the intertidal zone, sometimes under rocks; burrows are Y-shaped, and about 0.6 to 1 m deep (Ref. 4). Found in bays and estuaries (Ref. 112892). 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). Also Refs. 83321, 111904, 112751 (Ref. 56049).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; bait: occasionally
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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