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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
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae
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Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
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Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 12.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length :9.5 cm TL (female)

Environment
Demersal; depth range 150 - 400 m, usually 250 - ? m

Climate / Range
Tropical; 26°N - 21°N, 119°E - 124°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Indo-west Pacific: Taiwan.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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