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Alpheus cristulifrons   Rathbun, 1900

dotted snapping shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Alpheidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 80404).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic: USA to Brazil and São Tome and Principe.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80376)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 97531. Found on rubble (Ref. 97531). Lives in reef edges near tide level and associated with rocks and coral, e.g., Pocillopora and Porites (Ref. 79713), Acropora, Siderastrea and Mussismilia (Ref. 80376). Specifically found in nodules and cavities of calcareous algae, in sponges, in branching dead and living portions of corals in reef edges near tide levels (Ref. 79713). Capable of excavating cavities using its major claw and can excavate tunnels into the coral Mussismilia or into coral's epibiotic growth consisting of coralline algae, ascidians and bryozoans (Ref. 80376). Lives in male/female pairs (Ref. 79713). 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Anker, A., C. Hurt and N. Knowlton. 2008. (Ref. 80376)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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