Malacostraca | Decapoda
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.5 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 435)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 20°N - 14°S, 18°W - 14°E
Eastern Atlantic: from Mauritania to Angola.
Maximum carapace width: 10.9 cm. Minimum depth from Ref. 2708. Inhabits brackish and saltwater at depths of less than 30 m on bottoms of mud and sand (Ref. 435). Omnivore and opportunistic benthic predator. Prefers fishes and molluscs (Ref. 106107). 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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)