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Jasus tristani   Holthuis, 1963

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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 4), usually 20 - 40 m (Ref. 4).  Subtropical, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 31°S - 40°S, 13°W - 9°E (Ref. 107484)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Atlantic: Tristan da Cunha group of islands and Vema Seamount.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 35.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 27 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a maximum total body length of 35.5 cm (male) and 27 cm (female); and maximum carapace lengths of 14.5 cm (male) and 10 cm (female); and average carapace lengths 8 to 9 cm, 2 to 3 cm, Puerili (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 0 to 200 m with the greatest concentration of animals between 20 and 40 m. Found on rocky bottoms, sometimes with gravel or shells, in the kelp zone (Ref. 4). Found clinging to overhangs in deep shade underneath huge rocks; also in caves (Ref. 106858). Also occurs in oceanic islands and seamounts. Nocturnal. Opportunistic feeder (Ref. 105202). Ovigerous females were taken in September (Ref. 4).

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

Ovigerous females were taken in September (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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; 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)
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High