Gonodactylaceus graphurus (Miers, 1875)
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Family:  Gonodactylidae (gonodactylid mantis shrimps)
Max. size:  9 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 11 - 70 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Australia to Indonesia and New Hebrides.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 116488. Frequently occurs intertidally among coral rubble, under boulders and in sponges on near shore tidal and coral reef flats or Zostera beds. This species can be found in intertidal and subtidal areas (Ref. 106854). Some members of the order Stomatopoda pair for life and some come together only to mate. Males produce sperm ducts rather than spermatophores; females can brood a maximum of 50,000 eggs. Life cycle: Eggs hatch to a planktonic zoea which lasts for 3 months (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 09.03.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 04.12.18

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