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Plesionika narval   (Fabricius, 1787)

Narwal shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Pandalidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 434)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 10 - 910 m (Ref. 434), usually 200 - 400 m (Ref. 434)

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean: throughout the area including Madeira and Canary Islands, northward extending into the Mediterranean to the Azores, and southward extending to Angola.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 102668. Benthic adults inhabiting mud or muddy sand bottoms, often near rocky areas of the continental slope (Ref. 343). Also found in submarine caves (Ref. 102668). Occurs at depths of 10 to 900 m, common between 200 and 400 m. Pelagic juveniles (Ref. 343). Has a diversified diet. Mainly a predator of benthic species; may be an occasional scavenger (Ref. 102668). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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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