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Alpheus heterochaelis   Say, 1818

bigclaw snapping shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Alpheus heterochaelis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Alpheidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 79 m (Ref. 108752).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic Ocean: USA, Belize and Brazil.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal, in shallow waters in bays and other quiet waters. On mud bottoms with oyster clumps or rocks and rubble (Ref. 108765). Filter feeder and commonly found among shells. Reported to live symbiotically in the burrows of the black-clawed mud crab Panopeus herbstii in salt marshes (Ref. 108820). Mating behavior: Females prefer and compete for a larger male that has shelter than smaller ones (Ref. 108732). 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

Mating behavior: Females prefer and compete for a larger male that has shelter than smaller ones (Ref. 108732). Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Abele, L.G. and W. Kim. 1986. (Ref. 7873)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown