Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Lesser African threadfin - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2005
Lesser African threadfin - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Fact Sheet Citation  
Petit capitaine (Galeoides decadactylus) au Maroc, Mauritanie, Senegal, Gambie 35°45''-12°18''
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FAO Names: en - Lesser African threadfin, fr - Petit capitaine, es - Barbudo enano africano
Geographic extent of Lesser African threadfin - Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2004
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Soft bottom - clean sand; Soft bottom - muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Coastal; Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateModerate fishing mortality
High fishing mortality
Abundance levelLow abundance
Exploitation stateOverexploited
“Les ressources halieutiques de l‘Atlantique Centre Est Premiere Partie: Les ressources du Golfe de Guinee de l‘Angola a la Mauritanie” J.P. Troadec et S. Garcia 1979 FIRM/7186.1 FAO.
“Etat des stocks dans la ZEE du Sénégal. Document CRODT” CRODT 1899-12-30.
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