Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 9 - 1450 m (Ref. 85480), usually 50 - 500 m (Ref. 85480). Polar; -2°C - 12°C (Ref. 85480), preferred 4°C (Ref. 107945); 82°N - 45°N, 180°E - 180°E (Ref. 85480)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.0, range 1 - 1 cm Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 16.5 cm TL (female)
Commonly known as the "pink" shrimp, it is slender and has a smooth body surface. The shell is somewhat thin, making it more difficult to transport in good condition than the other species. Moreover, although a deep red when alive, it becornes pink after boiling, a quality which also detracts from the commercial value of the unshelled product. The rostrum is about one and three fourths times as long as the carapace, slightly arched above the eyes, terminal half slightly ascending, armed with 12 to 16 teeth above (including 3 or 4 on the carapace), 6 to g teeth below, tip bifid. The anterior dorsal spine is situated at least as far forward as the distal third of the rostrum.
Considered as free-living (Ref. 3123) stenohaline species living on soft substrates with high organic content. It is an opportunistic omnivore functioning as a predator and a scavenger (Ref. 85480).
Post-larvae mature first as males for 2 years, sex transition begins afterwards. Spawning begins on the third winter, hatching occurs during spring (Ref. 82652). Reproductive mode from Ref. 91801.
Piepenburg, D., N.V. Chernova, C.F. von Dorrien, J. Gutt, A.V. Neyelov, E. Rachor, L. Saldanha and M.K. Schmid. 1996. (Ref. 2952)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): -0.9 - 5.6, mean 1.9 (based on 2142 cells).
Prior r = 0.58, 95% CL = 0.38 - 0.87, Based on 12 stock assessments.