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Jasus novaehollandiae   Holthuis, 1963

southern rock lobster
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 0 - 90 m.  Subtropical, preferred 15°C (Ref. 107945); 28°S - 45°S, 114°E - 154°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 10.0, range 8 - ? cm Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a maximum total body length of 51 cm; a maximum carapace length of 20 cm; and the ovigerous females carapace length of 5 to 16 cm (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths of 0 to 90 m (seldom at 150 m) on rocky substrate, especially on rocky onshore reefs with sufficient hiding places. It is gregarious and nocturnal. It is carnivorous and feeds on small crustaceans, molluscs and echinoderms (Ref. 4). Mating and egg-laying occurs from May to July after the moult of the female; hatching between July and December of even later (Ref. 4).

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

Mating and egg-laying occurs from May to July after the moult of the female; hatching between July and December of even later (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

  Harmless

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