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Metanephrops mozambicus   Macpherson, 1990

African lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Metanephrops mozambicus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 20 cm (female)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 200 - 750 m (Ref. 106911), usually 400 - 500 m (Ref. 106911)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 26°C (Ref. 107945); 3°S - 33°S, 31°E - 46°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific: from Kenya to Natal.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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