Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 96667). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Constructs a burrow in which both the species and a goby Ctenogobiops feroculus reside, displaying obligate mutualism. Gobies are rapidly killed by predators if excluded from shrimp burrows while the shrimp halts burrowing activity when separated from the goby. As adults, neither species is seen without the other. Found exclusively in shallow coral reef lagoons (Ref. 107898). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
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.
CRUSTA. 2012. (Ref. 96667)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.6 - 29.3, mean 28.2 (based on 2729 cells).