Panopeus africanus   Milne-Edwards, 1867

African mud crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Panopeidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range ? - 40 m (Ref. 435).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic: from Portugal and Spain to Angola.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.4 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace width: 5.15 cm. Occurs from the intertidal and subtidal zone to a depth of 40 m. Inhabits in estuarine or marine environment, burrowing in mud or found under stones in muddy or rocky environment. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 435). 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

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown