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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
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Alpheidae
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Main reference
Abele, L.G. and W. Kim. 1986. (Ref. 7873)
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Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 79 m (Ref. 108752)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Atlantic Ocean: USA, Belize and Brazil.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Mass conversion

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown