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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156854008783244843
  • Journal Name: CRUSTACEANA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-42
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.