Malacostraca | Stomatopoda
Schneider, W. 1990. (Ref. 417)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 17.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 417); common length : 15.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 436)
Demersal; depth range 37 - 300 m (Ref. 436)
Climate / Range
Eastern Atlantic: Off West Africa, from Senegal to Angola.
A moderately sized stomatopod. Body with conspicuous longitudinal ridges: sub median ridges of fifth abdominal segment with posterior spines; tail segment with a distinct median ridge. Claws large, armed with 6 spines on the terminal segment. Color: telson with a pair of dark triangle anteriorly, bright red in life (Ref. 436).
Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)