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Metanephrops rubellus   (Moreira, 1903)

Urugavian 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 : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 50 - 150 m (Ref. 101590)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 22°S - 37°S, 59°W - 42°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: off the east coast of South America between 23 S (off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and 38 S (off Buenos Aires Province, Argentina).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a total body length (adult specimen) ranging between 11 and 18 cm; and carapace length between 5 and 18 cm (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref 4. Occurs at depths between 50 and 150 m deep (Ref. 4). Found on the shelf break (Ref. 106830). 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: minor commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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Very high