Malacostraca | Decapoda
Dolmen, D., J. Hindley and E. Kleiven. 2004. (Ref. 2745)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2793); 5.2 cm TL (female)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 60°N - 32°N, 11°W - 20°E
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: From north-west Europe and western Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
Body almost colorless and translucent. Body of females sometimes with greenish chromatophores (Ref. 2793). Occurs in brackish water lakes and shallow coastal lagoons with salinity from 0.9 to 25.3 (Ref. 2745). Prefers stagnant and slow-running waters, irrigation channels and salt marshes (Ref. 2792). Associated with Palaemon elegans and/or Palaemon adspersus (Ref. 2745). Detritivores; with a varied diet characterized by scavenging and opportunistic feeding behavior (Ref. 2838). Exhibits moulting before breeding during spring at temperatures between 9 to 10°C (Ref. 2804). Females produce about 150 eggs (Ref. 2748).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)