Plesionika narval (Fabricius, 1787)
Narwal shrimp
photo by Coudre, Christian

Family:  Pandalidae (pandalid shrimps)
Max. size:  14.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 10 - 910 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: throughout the area including Madeira and Canary Islands, northward extending into the Mediterranean to the Azores, and southward extending to Angola.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 102668. Benthic adults inhabiting mud or muddy sand bottoms, often near rocky areas of the continental slope (Ref. 343). Also found in submarine caves (Ref. 102668). Occurs at depths of 10 to 900 m, common between 200 and 400 m. Pelagic juveniles (Ref. 343). Has a diversified diet. Mainly a predator of benthic species; may be an occasional scavenger (Ref. 102668).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 22.06.15

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