Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; brackish; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 409). Tropical; 31°N - 32°S, 30°E - 138°E
Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Africa to Hong Kong and Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.2 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 409); 4.8 cm BL (female)
Rostrum, which has two dorsal denticles or teeth, is shorter than eyes. Elongated first 3 pereiopods and no fourth and fifth pereiopods. Larger female than males. Color: in life, whole body almost transparent. Milky or yellowish when dead.
Marketed either dried, boiled, salted, fermented, fresh, or processed in other ways; consumed locally in the form of seasoning (shrimp paste/sauce) (Ref. 409). Planktonic in life. Inhabits estuarine waters with mangroves (Ref. 374). Marine or brackish, but usually brackish and fished in the intertidal zone, estuaries (Ref. 409) and mangroves (Refs. 409, 121475). In general, it is a zooplanktivorous omnivore, wherein it primarily feeds on copepods, ostracods, other crustaceans, and molluscan veligers. It is observed to forage intensively after midnight (Ref. 104021). Omnivorous suspension feeder (Ref. 105380).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Pérez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.2).
): 24.8 - 29.1, mean 28.3 (based on 1292 cells).