Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 60 - 480 m (Ref. 99823). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific. Pérez Farfante (Ref. 75620) recognizes 2 subspecies: Metapenaeopsis provocatoria provocatoria from Philippines to Queensland and Wallis and Futuna Islands; and Metapenaeopsis provocatoria longirostris from Japan to Taiwan and Western Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
On mud or sand (Ref. 99823).
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.
Pérez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 9.1 - 23, mean 16.9 (based on 441 cells).