Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

West African croakers - Liberia
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 2005
West African croakers - Liberia
Fact Sheet Citation  
Otolithe (Pseudotholithus spp, ) au Liberia 6°54''-4°20''
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FAO Names: en - West African croakers nei, fr - Otolithes nca, es - Corvinas africanas nep, ru - Горбыли-капитаны
Geographic extent of West African croakers - Liberia
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2004
Biological State and Trend

Fully exploited, Overexploited
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Soft bottom - muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m); Shelf edge.   Horizontal distribution: Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Demersal.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
“Pre-survey meeting to plan the year 2000 survey with the R/V DR. Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Gulf of Guinea (Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote d Ivoire)” FAO 2002 Fao Fish. Rep. 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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