Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 1 - 190 m (Ref. 8). Tropical; 23°N - 24°S, 86°W - 34°W
Western Atlantic: from the Antilles and Honduras to Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 13.6, range 13 - ? cm Max length : 16.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 20.5 cm TL (female)
Maximum carapace length: 3.6 cm (male); 5.5 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Maximum total length (male) from Ref. 106295. Inhabits bottom mud and mud with sand or shells. Adults live in marine environments. Juveniles usually estuarine and marine, sometimes hypersaline (Ref. 8). Adults also found in an estuary (Ref. 67428). Burrows. Exhibits diurnal activity (Ref. 105090). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082), although this species shows preference for animal protein (Ref. 106970).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.4 - 27.6, mean 26.5 (based on 124 cells).
Prior r = 0.93, 95% CL = 0.62 - 1.40, Based on 6 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).