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Metanephrops formosanus   Chan & Yu, 1987

Formosa lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Metanephrops formosanus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Demersal; depth range 150 - 400 m, usually 250 - ? m.  Tropical; 26°N - 21°N, 119°E - 124°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-west Pacific: Taiwan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 12.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length :9.5 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 5 to 12 cm (males) and 5 to 9.5 (females), total body length; 8.5 cm, ovigerous female; most specimens are 9 cm long; 1.8 to 4.1 (males), 1.7 to 4.8 (females) and 3.1 to 4.0 (ovigerous females), carapace length (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 150 to 400 m, mostly around 250 m with muddy or sandy bottom (Ref. 4). Spawning time seems to be in late autumn (Ref. 4).

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

Spawning time seems to be in late autumn (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

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high