Malacostraca | Decapoda
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 434)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)
Benthopelagic; brackish; depth range 3 - 740 m (Ref. 105050)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 16°N - 17°S, 18°W - 14°E
Eastern Atlantic: along West African coast, from Senegal to Angola.
Pelagic (Ref. 105112). Also found on sandy and muddy bottoms in estuarine and coastal marine waters to depths of about 50 m (Ref. 434). Mainly feeds on mysids and copepods. Preyed upon by fish and decapods (Ref. 105112). 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)