Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 5 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 20 m (Ref. 346). Tropical; 40°N - 11°S, 61°E - 143°E
Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan to Japan and Borneo.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 7 - ? cm Max length : 13.5 cm TL (female)
Found from the coastline to depths of about 90 m. On mud bottom, sandy-mud or sand. Juveniles mainly inhabit estuaries and backwaters (Ref. 346). Juveniles also found in intertidal and subtidal edge of mud flats, near inshore and far inshore waters (Ref. 121464). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082). Benthic feeder (Ref. 114818).
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 14.2 - 29.2, mean 28.4 (based on 354 cells).