Metapenaeus ensis   (De Haan, 1844)

greasyback shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae
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Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.4 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 409); 18.8999996185303 cm BL (female)

Environment
Benthic; brackish; depth range 18 - 95 m (Ref. 8), usually 20 - 60 m (Ref. 409)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace length: 3.5 cm (male); 4.2 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Common body length: 7.0 to 14.0 cm (Ref. 409). Found mainly in turbid waters down to a depth of 95 m over bottoms of mud, sandy-mud or silt. Juveniles are found in estuaries and backwaters, also in seagrass beds, mangrove banks, mud flats, and open channels (Ref. 8) while adults are found in deeper waters (Ref. 10). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric, sperm transfer is indirect usually through copulation. Precopulatory courtship ritual is common. Fertilization is usually external but may be internal (Ref. 833). Year-round spawning was observed with peaks in February and April (Ref. 10).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: highly commercial; bait: occasionally
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high