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Palinurus charlestoni   Forest & Postel, 1964

Cape Verde spiny lobster
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 50 - 350 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 18°N - 14°N, 26°W - 21°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Central Atlantic: Endemic to Cape Verde Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 106816. Found on steep rocky bottoms (Ref. 106816). In general, palinurids are mainly considered carnivores, usually feeding upon sluggish, easily captured animals where most material is eaten alive or freshly killed (Ref. 105260). 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

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high