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Plesionika martia   (Milne-Edwards, 1883)

golden shrimp

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Pandalidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthopelagic; depth range 165 - 2100 m (Ref. 97531), usually 400 - 600 m (Ref. 106425).  Subtropical; 56°N - 49°S, 161°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan: Western Atlantic: off South Carolina to Florida and off Bermuda; NE and SW Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: off SW Ireland, Bay of Biscay, throughout Mediterranean, Gulf of Guinea, and Cape of Good Hope. Indo-West Pacific: from Gulf of Aden and east African coast to Japan and Hawaii; Plesionika martia orientalis: Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 1.5, range 2 - ? cm Max length : 16.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Also caught by pelagic trawls (Ref. 417). Minimum depth from Ref. 80357. Benthic species inhabiting muddy bottoms (Ref. 434), soft mud and coarse sand at depths of 176 to 700 m (Ref. 80357). Benthopelagic (Ref. 91956). Feeds on crustaceans (Pasyphaeidae, euphausiids) and carrion (Ref. 434). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

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

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 434)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

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