Aristaeomorpha foliacea   (Risso, 1827)

giant red shrimp

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Aristeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthopelagic; depth range 60 - 1300 m (Ref. 97594), usually 250 - 750 m (Ref. 409).  Tropical; ? - 14°C (Ref. 434), preferred 20°C (Ref. 107945); 55°N - 55°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 3.7, range 3 - 4.414 cm Max length : 4.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80237); 6.2 cm CL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Deep-water benthopelagic shrimp (Ref. 114287). Common total length: 12 to 16 cm. Minimum common depth from Ref. 8. Usually caught on muddy and sandy bottoms of continental slopes (Ref. 434). Maximum length is based on occurrence (Ref. 80237); to be replaced with a better reference. Lives on bottom mud (Ref. 8); also on sandy bottoms. Moves to midwater at night (Ref. 409). Carnivorous, feeds mainly on euphausiids and other species of crustaceans, i.e., mainly Natantia (Ref. 434). Has a highly diversified diet (Refs. 97770, 105137), preying on pelagic, benthic and benthopelagic organisms (Ref. 105137); mainly forages on crustaceans and fish. Also scavenges upon carcasses of fish and cephalopods on the bottom (Ref. 97770). Exhibits cannibalism. Values of ╬┤15N ranges from 6.68 and 7.96 in females, and 7.05 and 8.26 in males, with females having higher ╬┤15N with increasing size (Ref. 105135). Spawning occurs during spring to summer. Females have a life span of 7-8 years while males live for 5-6 years (Ref. 80203). Females were more abundant than males in summer and spring in all depth strata and during autumn on the deepest bottoms while males were around 50% and outnumbered females above 500 m during autumn and winter, respectively (Ref. 80203).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Spawning occurs during spring to summer. Females have a life span of 7-8 years while males live for 5-6 years.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Pérez Farfante, I. and B. Kensley. 1997. (Ref. 75620)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.9 - 15.7, mean 10 (based on 1552 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high