Malacostraca | Cumacea
Watling, L. 2005. (Ref. 8293)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 23 - 28 m (Ref. 84077)
Climate / Range
Western Indian Ocean: Iran and India.
Many cumaceans are suspension feeders. Some browse on substrate, while others are direct deposit feeders, or carnivores (Ref. 833). Members of the order Cumacea are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic. Spawning is characterized by nocturnal swarming behavior. Females brood the eggs in the marsupium where they molt, become mancas and leave (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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