Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots, 1857)
African river prawn
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Family:  Palaemonidae (palaemonid shrimps)
Max. size:  18.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; freshwater; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Endemic to Eastern Atlantic: West Africa, from Cape Verde and Senegal to southern Angola.
Biology:  Females migrate from freshwtaer to the estuarine areas to spawn for larvae requires brackish water to survive and early development.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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