Panulirus pascuensis   Reed, 1954

Easter Island spiny lobster
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 96667).  Subtropical; 23°S - 30°S, 133°W - 109°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 24 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 15 to 25 cm (male) and 15 to 24 cm (female) total body length; 6 to 10 cm (male) and 6 to 9.5 cm (female), carapace length (Ref. 4). Littoral to sublittoral (Ref. 77016). Found in shallow water, from 1 to 5 m deep in crevices of rocky substrates (Ref. 4). Nocturnal. Omnivorous. In general, thorny lobsters have a consistent diet of gastropods, fish remains, decapod, red algae, and brown algae (Ref. 107049). Impregnated and ovigerous females have been taken in December (Ref. 4).

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

Impregnated and ovigerous females have been taken in December (Ref. 4).

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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Mass conversion

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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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high