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Nematocarcinus africanus   Crosnier & Forest, 1973

African spider shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Nematocarcinus africanus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nematocarcinidae
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Main reference
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 434)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 200 - 755 m (Ref. 434), usually 300 - 600 m (Ref. 434)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 5°C - 12°C (Ref. 434); 16°N - 20°S, 18°W - 14°E

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: from Senegal to Namibia.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 104448. Exclusively occurs in deep-sea, living in soft mud deep sea bottom (Ref. 98500). Predominantly benthic species inhabiting only muddy bottoms in cold waters (5-12°C). Vertical distribution varies in size, older individuals occur in deeper depth range from 200 to 700 m, most abundant between 300 and 600 m (Ref. 434). Key functional intermediate between decaying organic matter and larger invertebrates and fish (Ref. 107108). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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