Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; freshwater; brackish. Tropical
Endemic to Eastern Atlantic: West Africa, from Cape Verde and Senegal to southern Angola.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104052)
Females migrate from freshwtaer to the estuarine areas to spawn for larvae requires brackish water to survive and early development.
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.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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Estimates based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.24-1.25).