Cerataspis monstruosus   Gray, 1828

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Aristeidae

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

Benthic; depth range 495 - 5060 m (Ref. 334).  Tropical; 41°N - 40°S, 180°E - 180°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Worldwide.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Large; handsomely colored (brilliant deep scarlet); elongate sabre-like rostrum, large cephalothorax with conspicuous grooves and ridges, strong posterodorsal spines on the middorsal margins of abdominal somites 3-5 are all quite distinctive; hepatic spine absent; presence of podobranch on pereopod 3 and a large epipod on pereopod 4.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 96667. Abyssal; benthic detritivore (Ref. 334). An active, necrophagous scavenger (Ref. 97347). Sex ratio is 2:1 (Ref. 334).

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

Sex ratio is 2:1 (Ref. 334).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high