Uca tangeri   (Eydoux, 1835)

West African fiddler crab
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Ghana country information

Common names:
Occurence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: never/rarely | Ref:
Regulations: no regulations | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments:
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurences: Occurence Point map
Main Ref: Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.), 1981
National Database:

Common names from other countries

Gelasime africain, ... more

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 3.3 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 435)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range

Benthic; freshwater; brackish

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Morocco to southern Angola, northwards to Portugal, Mediterranean (Ref. 435). Also found in Guinea Current (Ref. 417).
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace width: 4.7 cm. Inhabits marsh land, mud flats, often near river mouths, making burrows on muddy ground (Ref. 435). 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. 120744)

  Not Evaluated 

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)