Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 89146). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Known from shallow waters (Ref. 80410). Intertidal to a depth of 60 m. Found in various substrates - reef flat, dead reef flat with algae, tide pools, reef lagoon, sandstone, and rocky lava (Ref. 89146). Stomatopods are predators that require living prey (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months.
Manning, R.B. 1990. (Ref. 3533)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.9 - 29.2, mean 27.1 (based on 344 cells).