Acetes erythraeus   Nobili, 1905

Tsivakihini paste shrimp

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Sergestidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthopelagic; brackish; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 409).  Tropical; 31°N - 32°S, 30°E - 138°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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)

Short description Morphology

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.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Pérez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.8 - 29.1, mean 28.3 (based on 1292 cells).
Resilience (Ref. 69278): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.2).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Very high.