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Upogebia capensis   (Krauss, 1843)

Cape mud shrimp
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Upogebiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal.  Subtropical; 26°S - 37°S, 16°E - 35°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: South Africa and Mozambique.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 1.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Short description Morphology

Rostrum ending in three teeth; the lateral teeth are placed at the end of a ridge that is separated from the central part of the dorsal surface of the rostrum by a deep groove. On the central part itself a very shallow median groove is present. There are no ventral teeth on the rostrum. The anterolateral border of the carapace with a single spine behind the eye. First pereiopods subchelate. Dactylus of adult male with a longitudinal groove on either lateral surface, and without a tooth on the cutting edge. Palm with 2 dorsal denticulate carinae. Merus without an anterodorsal spine. Coxae of first three pereiopods without spines (Ref. 4).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 1.5 to 1.6 cm, total body length; 2.7 to 6.5 cm, ovigerous females (Ref. 4). It burrows in sandy mud of estuaries form mid-tide to LWS [= Low water spring tide]. It is a detritus feeder (Ref. 4). 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. 1991. (Ref. 4)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Bait: usually
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown