Plesionika gigliolii (Senna, 1903)
Italian deepsea shrimp
photo by FAO

Family:  Pandalidae (pandalid shrimps)
Max. size:  1.6 cm CL (male/unsexed); 1.86 cm CL (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 101 - 800 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 106425. Maximum length is based on occurrence from Ref. 80197; to be replaced with a better reference. Found on the middle and upper slopes (Ref. 79118) in mud assemblage (Ref. 102666). Non-migratory macrozooplankton feeder (Ref. 52384). Preys on euphausiids, mysids, hyperiids, insect remains, mesopelagic fish and planktonic forams (Ref. 102666).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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