Plesionika martia (Milne-Edwards, 1883)
Golden shrimp
Plesionika martia
photo by FAO

Family:  Pandalidae (pandalid shrimps)
Max. size:  16.9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 165 - 2100 m
Distribution:  Cosmopolitan: Western Atlantic: off South Carolina to Florida and off Bermuda; NE and SW Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: off SW Ireland, Bay of Biscay, throughout Mediterranean, Gulf of Guinea, and Cape of Good Hope. Indo-West Pacific: from Gulf of Aden and east African coast to Japan and Hawaii; Plesionika martia orientalis: Indo-Pacific.
Biology:  Also caught by pelagic trawls (Ref. 417). Minimum depth from Ref. 80357. Benthic species inhabiting muddy bottoms (Ref. 434), soft mud and coarse sand at depths of 176 to 700 m (Ref. 80357). Benthopelagic (Ref. 91956). Feeds on crustaceans (Pasyphaeidae, euphausiids) and carrion (Ref. 434).
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: Abucay, Luisa - 12.04.23

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