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Metanephrops andamanicus   (Wood-Mason, 1891)

Andaman lobster
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 16.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 250 - 750 m, usually 350 - 450 m (Ref. 249)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 24°N - 10°S, 41°E - 50°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths up to 20 cm, total body length; 15 and 18 cm, common length; 4.5 to 6 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Occurs at a depths of 250 to 750 m, but mostly between 300 and 450 m. Found on hard muddy substrates and possibly lives in burrows (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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high