Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 20 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 50 m (Ref. 801). 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.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 9.0, range 6 - 7 cm Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114955); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 114955)
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).
Also Refs. 833, 106504.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)