Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114955); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 114955)
Benthic; depth range 20 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 50 m (Ref. 801)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 30°N - 12°S, 47°E - 129°E
Indian Ocean: from Kuwait and Pakistan to Bangladesh. PÃ©rez Farfante recognizes 2 subspecies: Parapenaeopsis stylifera stylifera from Persian Gulf to India and Sri Lanka and Parapenaeopsis stylifera coromandelica from east coast of India to Indonesia.
From coast to depths of 90 m, but usually down to 50 m on muddy or sandy-mud substrates (Ref. 801). Omnivorous bottom feeder, mainly feeding on crustaceans, mud and detritus, vegetable matter, gastropods, bivalves, diatoms, and sand particles. Higher feeding intensity observed with sexual maturity (Ref. 106981). Also Refs. 833, 106504 (Ref. 114955).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)