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Trypaea australiensis   Dana, 1852

Australian ghost shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Trypaea australiensis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Callianassidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish.  Subtropical; 18°S - 40°S, 144°E - 154°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 2823)

Short description Morphology

Rostrum a short, blunt and wide triangle, far overreached by the squarish eyes (almost with their full length). No antennal spine, but antennal angle low, broad and rounded. Antennular peduncle reaching with more than half the length of the third segment beyond the antennal peduncle. Third maxilliped with merus and ischium strongly widened, forming an operculum; distal three segments all narrow, each three times or more longer than wide. Large chela in adult male with deep concavity in the anterior margin of the palm just above the base of the fixed finger. Carpus about as long as the palm and slightly longer than high. Merus with a large, curved, bluntly rounded lobe in the basal part of the lower margin. Telson quadrangular, longer than wide with broadly rounded posterolateral angels, without spines. Endopod or uropod broadly oval, only slightly longer than telson (Ref. 4).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a total body length of 1.5 to 6 cm (Ref. 4). It is found on intertidal sand or mud flats, often in or near estuaries. They burrow in the soft substratum (Ref. 4). 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).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Bait: usually
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(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): 15.4 - 26, mean 24.1 (based on 129 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown