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Sphaeroma walkeri   Stebbing, 1905

fouling isopod

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Isopoda | Sphaeromatidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 108312).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean: South and east Africa. Circumtropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on bay and nearshore (Ref. 111151). Estuarine to 5 m (Ref. 3113). Can also be found on pier fouling samples (Ref. 81176). Members of the family Sphaeromatidae are omnivores in general (Ref. 108484). Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults (Ref. 833).

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

Members of the order Isopoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Mating usually occurs before and sometimes during the parturial molt. Sperm transfer is indirect. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium, which later hatch into manca postlarva before developing into adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Schotte, M., B.F. Kensley and S. Shilling. 1995. (Ref. 3113)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown