Plesionika acanthonotus (Smith, 1882)
Lesser striped shrimp
photo by FAO

Family:  Pandalidae (pandalid shrimps)
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 190 - 1550 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: From Portugal to South Africa (West African waters from 16┬░ to 28┬░S) and Straits of Florida to Turkey.
Biology:  Found on the middle continental slope (Ref. 105377). Non-migrator macrozooplankton feeder (Ref. 52384). Active predator of macroplankton species. Diet is based on smaller prey like siphonophores, hyperiids and euphausiids (Ref. 105341).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 25.02.16

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