Gonodactylellus viridis (Serène, 1954)
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Family:  Gonodactylidae (gonodactylid mantis shrimps)
Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
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Biology:  Inhabits shallow waters, common in reef flats (Ref. 3510). 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 - 12.03.07
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 22.01.15

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