Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Solenocera africana   Stebbing, 1917

African mud shrimp

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Solenocera africana   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
| All pictures | Google image |
Image of Solenocera africana (African mud shrimp)
Picture by FAO

Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Solenoceridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1980. (Ref. 8)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 434)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 25 - 774 m (Ref. 104453)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 39°N - 37°S, 18°W - 33°E

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: Morocco, Gibraltar Strait to South Africa, off Natal.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs at depths of 50 to 450 m with juveniles common at 50 to 100 m (Ref. 8). Inhabits sand and mud bottoms. Feeds on benthic organisms (polychaetes, small crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 434). 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




Human uses
Fisheries: minor commercial
| FisheriesWiki |

More information

Common names
Synonyms
Predators
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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