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Lesser African threadfin - Guinea
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 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
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.
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).   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
“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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