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Ocypode africana   De Man, 1881

African ghost crab
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Ocypodidae
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Main reference
Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 435)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.4 cm CW male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Environment
Demersal

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: from Mauritania to Namibia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives on sandy beaches at and above the tide line. Occurs from low to high tide mark (Ref. 435). 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

  Harmless




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 (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown