Origin: Cameroon, the specimens on this page come from the river Sanaga (near Edea), 60 km from Douala.
Recent Distribution: worldwide for aquaria hobbyists
Commercial Name: Atya gabonensis
Size: up to 15 cm
Adequate Environment: freshwater, with the parameters of its place of origin
Temperature: 20 to 28°C
Feeding: omnivorous, likes to capture food particles with the specialized fans its first pairs of leggs are equipped with.
Particularity: quite developped, its first pairs of leggs look threatening, but this species is peaceful, almost shy.
|The rostrum.||The foreleggs, view that enbles to distinguish the shrimp sexual apparatus.||The maxilliped (mouthpart).|
|13 cm specimen.||The first pair of leggs.||The fans, used to capture food.|