Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; brackish; depth range 0 - 42 m (Ref. 83922). Tropical
Western Atlantic: from USA to Suriname and French Guiana. Pérez Farfante recognizes 2 subspecies: Acetes americanus americanus from Puerto Rico to Brazil and Acetes americanus carolinae from USA to French Guiana (Ref. 75620).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
This is an epipelagic species (Ref. 83922), known from shallow coastal waters (Ref. 8).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Abele, L.G. and W. Kim. 1986. (Ref. 7873)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8 - 27.7, mean 23.9 (based on 542 cells).