Upogebia capensis (Krauss, 1843)
Cape mud shrimp
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Family:  Upogebiidae (mud shrimps)
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean: South Africa and Mozambique.
Diagnosis:  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:  It has lengths of 1.5 to 1.6 cm, total body length; 2.7 to 6.5 cm, ovigerous females (Ref. 4).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 19.11.20

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