Some biological parameters of the Erythrean mantis shrimp, Erugosquilla massavensis (Kossmann, 1880) (Stomatopoda, Squillidae) in the northeastern Mediterranean (Turkish waters))

Gokoglui M., Kaya Y., DEVAL M. C. , TOSUNOĞLU Z.

CRUSTACEANA, vol.81, no.1, pp.35-42, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156854008783244843
  • Title of Journal : CRUSTACEANA
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-42


This paper provides some biological information on Erugosquilla massavensis (Kossmann, 1880) in the northeastern Mediterranean for fishery biologists and managers. A 271 specimens of the Erythrean mantis shrimp were obtained from commercial shrimp catching as a bycatch, using trammel nets, between February and June 2003 in Antalya Bay. The mantis shrimp ranged in size from 71 mm (body length, BL) to 136 mm. The sex ratio was 1 : 1. Length-weight relationships were determined for males, females, and combined sexes as: W = 0.00013 x BL2.476 W = 0.000062 x BL2.628, and W = 0.000091 x BL2 546, respectively.