Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 11 - 62 m (Ref. 3099). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9 cm TL (female)
Minimum depth from Ref. 80410. Intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 106854). Inhabits sandy bays (Ref. 3533); shallow waters in sand flats, seagrass beds with coral rubble substrate (Ref. 80538) and also in reef flats or tidal flats under rock or boulders or inside rock crevices (Ref. 87055). Stomatopods are predators that require living prey (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months.
Ahyong, S.T. 2001. (Ref. 3099)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.3 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 912 cells).