Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Lesser African threadfin - Guinea
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2005
Lesser African threadfin - Guinea
Fact Sheet Citation  
Petit capitaine (Galeoides decadactylus) en Guinee 10°54''-9°00''
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FAO Names: en - Lesser African threadfin, fr - Petit capitaine, es - Barbudo enano africano
Geographic extent of Lesser African threadfin - Guinea
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2004
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Soft bottom - muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Coastal; Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

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

Fully exploited in Guinea and Sierra Leone; over exploited in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola.
“Report of the second ad hoc working group on coastal demersal stocks from southern Mauritania to Liberia” FAO 1980 CECAF/ECAF SERIES 80/23 FAO.
“Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF CECAF SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE ACCRA, GHANA, 24-26 OCTOBER 2005” FAO 2006 FAO fisheries technical paper 457 FAO.
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