Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 15 - 915 m (Ref. 87391), usually 200 - 500 m (Ref. 116006). Polar; ? - -1°C (Ref. 86841)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.4  range ? - ? cm
Known as one of the most abundant shelf inhabiting Antarctic shrimps (Ref. 86805). Minimum depth from Ref. 086881. Generally found in the shallow shelf resting on sponges but also present at 500 m in Lazarev Sea (Ref. 78580). They live epizoically on sponges, particularly on the side facing downwards (Ref. 2660). Adults are purely carnivorous (Ref. 86807). Females produce eggs once in two years (Ref. 86807). Each female reproduces every second year. Largest breeding female was 2.15 cm CL which was at least 7 years old (Ref. 86807).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Females produce eggs once in two years (Ref. 86807).
Gutt, J., M. Gorny and W. Arntz. 1991. (Ref. 2660)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): -1.8 - 1.1, mean -1.5 (based on 2682 cells).
Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100)