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Palaemonetes varians   (Leach, 1814)

Atlantic ditch shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palaemonidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish.  Temperate; 60°N - 32°N, 11°W - 20°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: From north-west Europe and western Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2793); 5.2 cm TL (female)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Exhibits moulting before breeding during spring at temperatures between 9 to 10°C (Ref. 2804). Females produce about 150 eggs (Ref. 2748).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Dolmen, D., J. Hindley and E. Kleiven. 2004. (Ref. 2745)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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