Malacostraca | Cumacea
Watling, L. 2005. (Ref. 8293)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 5 m (Ref. 83924)
Climate / Range
Western Central and Northern Atlantic: Belize and USA.
This is a benthic, epibenthic, and hypoplanktonic species found in coral reefs (Ref. 83924). Found on bay and nearshore (Ref. 111175). Members of the order Cumacea are gonochoric and sexually dimorphic. Spawning is characterized by nocturnal swarming behavior. Females brood the eggs in the marsupium where they molt, become mancas and leave (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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