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Metapenaeus dobsoni   (Miers, 1878)

Kadal shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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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 1.0, range 1 - ? 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). Found in mangroves, in muddy substrate and among shells (Ref. 121467). Spawns throughout the year, with peaks in June, from November to December, and April (Ref. 108674).

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. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | 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