Gonodactylaceus glabrous (Brooks, 1886)
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Family:  Gonodactylidae (gonodactylid mantis shrimps)
Max. size:  8 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 53 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific.
Biology:  Found among coral rubble in coral reefs from intertidal to shallow subtidal area (Ref. 3099); and on coarse sand, gravel of calcareous algae, blocks and fragment of coralline algae at depths of 0 to 53 m (Ref. 80410). 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 (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 09.03.07
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 04.06.11

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