Branchiopoda | Anostraca
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic-neritic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 80843). Tropical, preferred 23°C (Ref. 107945); 52°N - 35°S, 123°W - 75°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101378)
Inhabits extreme environments such as salt lakes or brine waters, coastal or inland (Ref. 105262), just like saline lakes, and coastal salterns (Ref. 105501). Its nauplii is an irreplaceable live feed for marine and shrimp larvae. Latent eggs cysts are known to withstand long drought periods at severe hypersalinity (Ref. 105261). In an experiment, adults are fed with the dinoflagellate Gyrodinium corsicum and Cryptophyta Rhodomonas baltica (Ref. 105262).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reproduction mode may be oviparous or oviviparous, depending on environmental conditions. Copulation is present. Life cycle: Eggs may either develop into nauplia (larvae) or may stay as cysts (dormant) to survive the drought period before hatching into nauplia.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models