Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 72 m (Ref. 8). Subtropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 35°N - 20°S (Ref. 356)
Pacific Ocean: from Mexico to southern Peru.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Dominant shrimp culture species in the world (Ref. 78744). Occurs at depths from 0 to 72 m in bottom mud marine (adults) and estuarine (juveniles) environment. Subtropical to tropical climates (Ref. 8).
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. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production, species profile; Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.3 - 29, mean 27.6 (based on 1196 cells).
Prior r = 0.70, 95% CL = 0.46 - 1.06, Based on 2 stock assessments.
Low vulnerability (13 of 100).