Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434); 17 cm TL (female)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 8), usually 10 - 40 m (Ref. 8)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 16°N - 35°S, 18°W - 36°E (Ref. 111099)
Eastern Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: West African coast from Senegal to Angola and around the South African Cape to Mozambique.
Common total length: 6.0 to 9.0 cm (male); 9.0 to 14.0 cm (female) (Ref. 8). Found on bottom mud or sandy mud marine and estuarine environment with temperature not less than 16°C (Ref. 8). 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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)