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Plesionika narval   (Fabricius, 1787)

Narwal shrimp

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Pandalidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)

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).

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

Fisheries: commercial
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References
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