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Macrobrachium equidens   (Dana, 1852)

rough river prawn

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Macrobrachium equidens   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palaemonidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; freshwater; brackish; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 104052).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific. Introduced in Nigeria.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104052)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is marketed fresh or dried (Ref. 104052). Occurs in low parts of streams, river mouths, estuaries and brackish waters of high salinity, and is rarely found in pure freshwater but often in sea water to a depth of 30 meters. It reproduces in brackish and sea water (Ref. 104052). 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

del Mundo, C.M. 2000. (Ref. 10)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high