Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 89146). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
On shallow reefs (Ref. 89146). Frequently associated with live corals such as Acropora, Pocillopora, Stylophora and Tubipora. Some are observed from dead coral, dead Dardanus shell and Tridacna jopra (Ref. 108457). 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.
Manning, R.B. 1990. (Ref. 3533)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.3 - 28.9, mean 27.4 (based on 417 cells).