Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic. Tropical; 26°N - 12°S, 68°E - 127°E
Indo-West Pacific: from Taiwan to Indonesia and India to Africa.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.4 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 374); 2.6 cm BL (female)
Rostrum, which has two dorsal denticles or teeth, is shorter than eyes. Elongated first 3 pereiopods and no fourth and fifth pereipods. Larger female than males. Color: in life, whole body almost transparent. Milky or yellowish when dead.
Planktonic in life. Inhabits estuarine waters with mangroves (Ref. 374). Epipelagic, found mainly at sea (Ref. 409). 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.
Motoh, H. 1980. (Ref. 374)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)