Common name: brackish river prawn
Synonyms and Other Names: Palaemon africanus Kingsley, 1892
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Size: Maximum total length 78 mm (Holthuis, 1980)
Native Range: Eastern Atlantic: West Africa from Senegal to North Angola (Holthuis, 1980)
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Puerto Rico &
Indian River and Canal 54 in Florida.
Ecology: Fresh and brackish water (Holthuis, 1980).
Means of Introduction: Released by aquaculturists experimenting with this prawn.
Impact of Introduction: Unknown
References: (click for full references)
Holthuis, L. B. 1980. FAO species catalogue. Vol.1. Shrimps and prawns of the world. An annonated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries. FAO Fisheries Synopsis (125) Vol. 1:271 p. [ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/009/ac477e/ac477e16.pdf]
Revision Date: 11/30/2006
Benson, A.J., 2018, Macrobrachium macrobrachion (Herklots, 1851): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1205, Revision Date: 11/30/2006, Access Date: 1/23/2018
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