Farfantepenaeus californiensis (Holmes, 1900)
yellowleg shrimp
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Family:  Penaeidae (penaeid shrimps)
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed); 20.9 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: San Francisco Bay, California to Chile.
Biology:  Maximum standard length: 18.0 cm (Ref. 356). Maximum carapace length: 5.5 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Occurs at depths from 15 to 100 m, common between 25 to 50 m, in bottom mud or sandy mud marine environment. Juveniles are rarely found in estuarine environment (Ref. 8). Juveniles may feed on the green macroalga Ulva clathrata (Ref. 115030). 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)
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 01.03.17

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