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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
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palaemonidae
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Main reference
Grabowski, M. 2006. (Ref. 2756)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 804)

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

Climate / Range
Subtropical

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high