Alpheus galapagensis Sivertsen, 1933
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Family:  Alpheidae (snapping shrimps)
Max. size:  1.51 cm CL (male/unsexed); 1.5 cm CL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 37 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: from Central Gulf of California through Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Galapagos.
Biology:  Combination depth range: min from estimate, max from literature. Mid-intertidal to 37 m (Ref. 80375). 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:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 24.02.09
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 13.11.17

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