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Squilla biformis   Bigelow, 1891

sorcerer mantis shrimp

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

Malacostraca | Stomatopoda | Squillidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 25 - 518 m (Ref. 83920).  Tropical; 29°N - 12°S, 112°W - 77°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mesolittoral zone (Ref. 101377). Occurs in muddy bottoms consisting of silt and clay (Ref. 101377). Obligate carnivore (Ref. 107082). Moulting is synchronous and associted with the lunar cycle (Ref. 101377).

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

Moulting is synchronous and associted with the lunar cycle.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rojas-Herrera, A.A. and X. Chiappa-Carrara. 2002. (Ref. 3622)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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

Price category (Ref. 80766)