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Metanephrops mozambicus   Macpherson, 1990

African lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 200 - 750 m (Ref. 106911), usually 400 - 500 m (Ref. 106911).  Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 3°S - 33°S, 31°E - 46°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific: from Kenya to Natal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 20 cm (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a maximum total length of 20.5 cm (male) and 20 cm (female); and carapace lengths of 4.5 to 8.8 cm (male) and 3.7 to 8.3 (female). Occurs at depths from 200 to 750 m, but most common between 400 and 500 m (Ref. 4). Occurs along the edge of the continental slope on soft muddy substrata (Ref. 106911). Ovigerous females between December and June (Ref. 4).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovigerous females between December and June (Ref. 4).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (11 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High