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Metanephrops velutinus   Chan & Yu, 1991

velvet lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Metanephrops velutinus   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

Environment
Benthic; depth range 238 - 702 m (Ref. 4), usually 350 - 450 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 16°N - 38°S, 111°E - 130°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Australia and the Philippines.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has carapace lengths of 3 to 8.6 cm (male), 2 to 7.4 (female), 4.7 to 8.2 cm and (ovigerous female) (Ref. 4). Prefers hard muddy substrates (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: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high