Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthopelagic; brackish; depth range 3 - 740 m (Ref. 105050). Tropical; 16°N - 17°S, 18°W - 14°E
Eastern Atlantic: along West African coast, from Senegal to Angola.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)
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).
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.
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 434)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 11 - 16.4, mean 14.2 (based on 40 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)