Hippolyte coerulescens (Fabricius, 1775)
cerulean sargassum shrimp
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Family:  Hippolytidae (cock shrimps)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 198 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic Ocean: Chile and Brazil.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 97531. Associated with aquatic vegetation. Rafter on flotsam (Ref. 97531). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:  C: Ref. 87391.

Entered by: Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 11.08.16

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