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Metapenaeus dobsoni   (Miers, 1878)

Kadal shrimp
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 1 - 37 m (Ref. 8).  Tropical; 31°N - 12°S, 47°E - 153°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: west coast of India to the Philippines and New Guinea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 6.4, range 6 - ? cm Max length : 11.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 13 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Can tolerate a wide range of salinity, 3-43 ppt (Ref. 8). Life cycle: Eggs and larvae found in inshore waters. Larvae undergo 5 nauplial, 3 protozoal and 3 myses stages. Post-larvae migrate to brackish waters to feed and grow and go back to the sea where they attain maturity (Ref. 108666). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833). Spawns throughout the year, peaking once (Ref. 108666).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Life cycle: Eggs and larvae found in inshore waters. Larvae undergo 5 nauplial, 3 protozoal and 3 myses stages. Post-larvae migrate to brackish waters to feed and grow and go back to the sea where they attain maturity (Ref. 108666). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.1 - 29.2, mean 28.5 (based on 786 cells).
Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high