Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Macrobrachium amazonicum   (Heller, 1862)

Amazon river prawn
Upload your photos 
Google image |
Image of Macrobrachium amazonicum (Amazon river prawn)
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical species in Palaemonidae.

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palaemonidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; freshwater.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

South America.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 6.1, range 1 - 5 cm Max length : 18.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 126807)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
| FishSource | Sea Around Us

Tools

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates based on models

Resilience (Ref. 69278): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.4-0.98; tm=1.6).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Very high.