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Palaemon elegans   Rathke, 1837

rockpool prawn

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palaemonidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Demersal; brackish; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 104052).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Aral and Caspian Seas.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 804)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow water, with rocks covered by various types of macroalgae or sandy beds of Zostera marina. Omnivorous (Ref. 96308). Feeds on macroalgae, detritus and invertebrates (Ref. 95829). 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

Grabowski, M. 2006. (Ref. 2756)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.1 - 27.7, mean 18.6 (based on 1363 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high