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Marsupenaeus japonicus   (Bate, 1888)

kuruma prawn

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Marsupenaeus japonicus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8); 22.5 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 8), usually ? - 50 m (Ref. 10)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945)

Distribution
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-West Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace length: 5.3 cm (male); 6.6 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Occurs at depths from 0 to 90 m in bottom sandy mud and sand marine environment. Temperate to tropical climates (Ref. 8). Known to have Tapes philippinarum as part of its diet in cultured areas (Ref. 108532). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources
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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