Panulirus ornatus   (Fabricius, 1798)

ornate spiny lobster

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 4), usually 1 - 8 m (Ref. 4).  Tropical; 45°N - 37°S, 30°E - 171°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - 7.86 cm Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a maximum total body length of 50 cm, but usually much smaller (30 to 35 cm) (Ref. 4). It is found in shallow, sometimes slightly turbid coastal waters, from 1 to 8 m depth, with a record of 50 m deep. It inhabits sandy and muddy substrates, sometimes on rocky bottoms, often near the mouth of rivers, but also on coral reefs (Ref. 4). Juveniles occur in holes and crevices which are partially covered by seagrass or macroalgae (Ref. 106919). It is solitary, may live in pairs and has been found in larger concentrations (Ref. 4). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high