Alpheus polyxo De Man, 1909
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Family:  Alpheidae (snapping shrimps)
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 12 - 130 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar to Indonesia and Australia.
Biology:  Found in coral, sand and shells bottom from subtidal to a depth of 130 m (Ref. 69553). 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 - 15.01.09
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 13.11.17

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