Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 2 - 40 m (Ref. 83922). Tropical; 26°N - 9°S, 112°W - 77°W
Eastern Pacific: from Gulf of California off Isla Altamura, Sinaloa (Mexico), Guatemala, Gulf of Nicoya (Costa Rica), Panama, Golfo de Guayaquil (Ecuador), Colombia, to Paita (Peru).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8)
Maximum abdomen length: 11.0 cm (Ref. 8). Known from muddy bottoms in intertidal and subtidal areas (Ref. 83922). In general, the majority of penaeids are omnivorous or detritus feeders (Ref. 105082).
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
Fisheries: minor commercial
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 24.6 - 28.5, mean 26.4 (based on 24 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).