Rimicaris exoculata   Williams & Rona, 1986

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Alvinocarididae

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

Benthic; depth range 1620 - 3670 m (Ref. 8774).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Originally described as eyeless, adults, however, possess a dorsal photoreceptor organ (Ref. 97382). Occurs in dense aggregations around sites of high temperature at hydrothermal vents. Feeds on epibiotic bacteria and bacteria found on sulphide surfaces. Juveniles are planktonic (Ref. 97382). 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

Desbruyères, D., M. Segonzac and M. Bright (eds.). 2006. (Ref. 8774)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.9 - 4.2, mean 3.6 (based on 332 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)