Funchalia taaningi Burkenroad, 1940
Prawn
Funchalia taaningi
photo by Dubosc, Jeff

Family:  Penaeidae (penaeid shrimps)
Max. size: 
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 1550 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 100849. Inhabits mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones (Ref. 97594). Characteristic elongated incisor process of the mandibles may indicate feeding by piercing and sucking body fluids of some pelagic animals (Ref. 100849).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 26.03.15

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