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Parapenaeopsis atlantica   Balss, 1914

Guinea shrimp

Native range
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Penaeidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 8), usually 10 - 40 m (Ref. 8).  Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 16°N - 35°S, 18°W - 36°E (Ref. 111099)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: West African coast from Senegal to Angola and around the South African Cape to Mozambique.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434); 17 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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