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Metanephrops binghami   (Boone, 1927)

Caribbean lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 230 - 700 m (Ref. 4), usually 300 - 500 m (Ref. 4).  Tropical; 30°N - 6°N, 89°W - 55°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: from the Bahamas Islands and southern Florida (USA) to French Guiana.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 17 cm, total body length, usually around 12 cm (Ref. 4). Deep sea (Ref. 97531). Occurs at depths from 230 to 700 m but most common between 300 to 500 m on a substrate of sand or mud (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: of potential interest
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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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.6 - 14.4, mean 12.2 (based on 56 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high