Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 1300 m (Ref. 97594), usually 250 - 750 m (Ref. 409). Tropical; ? - 14°C (Ref. 434), preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 55°N - 55°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 3.7, range 3 - 4.414 cm Max length : 4.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80237); 6.2 cm CL (female)
Deep-water benthopelagic shrimp (Ref. 114287). Common total length: 12 to 16 cm. Minimum common depth from Ref. 8. Usually caught on muddy and sandy bottoms of continental slopes (Ref. 434). Maximum length is based on occurrence (Ref. 80237); to be replaced with a better reference. Lives on bottom mud (Ref. 8); also on sandy bottoms. Moves to midwater at night (Ref. 409). Carnivorous, feeds mainly on euphausiids and other species of crustaceans, i.e., mainly Natantia (Ref. 434). Has a highly diversified diet (Refs. 97770, 105137), preying on pelagic, benthic and benthopelagic organisms (Ref. 105137); mainly forages on crustaceans and fish. Also scavenges upon carcasses of fish and cephalopods on the bottom (Ref. 97770). Exhibits cannibalism. Values of Î´15N ranges from 6.68 and 7.96 in females, and 7.05 and 8.26 in males, with females having higher Î´15N with increasing size (Ref. 105135). Spawning occurs during spring to summer. Females have a life span of 7-8 years while males live for 5-6 years (Ref. 80203). Females were more abundant than males in summer and spring in all depth strata and during autumn on the deepest bottoms while males were around 50% and outnumbered females above 500 m during autumn and winter, respectively (Ref. 80203).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spawning occurs during spring to summer. Females have a life span of 7-8 years while males live for 5-6 years.
PÃ©rez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 5.9 - 15.7, mean 10 (based on 1552 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)