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Palaemonetes varians   (Leach, 1814)

Atlantic ditch shrimp

Native range
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palaemonidae
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Main reference
Dolmen, D., J. Hindley and E. Kleiven. 2004. (Ref. 2745)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2793); 5.2 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; brackish

Climate / Range
Temperate; 60°N - 32°N, 11°W - 20°E

Distribution
Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: From north-west Europe and western Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses

FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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References
Mass conversion

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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