Pasiphaea sivado (Risso, 1816)
White glass shrimp
photo by Rodríguez, Mariano García

Family:  Pasiphaeidae (glass shrimps)
Max. size:  2.15 cm CL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 1022 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Scotland and Norway, south to Canary Islands and east to Turkey, eastern Mediteranean.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 8. Benthopelagic (Ref. 105772). Mesopelagic (Ref. 122930). Known from pelagic depths between 100 to 200 m (Ref. 92299). Abundant on the upper slope (Ref. 105772). Associated with the gorgonacean coral Isidella elongata (Ref. 122886). Found on seamounts (Ref. 122931). Carries out diel vertical migrations. Diet is based on pelagic crustaceans like euphausiids and calanoids, and bottom feeding has been reported to be minimal, as is the passive ingestion of forams. However, at night, large specimens feed near the bottom on suprabenthic gammarid amphipods. In general, predatory activity occurs higher in the water column at night (Ref. 105773).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 29.09.20

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