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Panulirus homarus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

scalloped spiny lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Panulirus homarus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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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 : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 1 - 90 m, usually 1 - 5 m

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 35°N - 30°S, 31°E - 169°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Japan, probably the Marquesas Archipelago.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 31 cm, maximum total body length; 20 to 25 cm, average total body length; 12 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Inhabits shallow waters at depths between 1 and 90 m, mostly between 1 and 5 m; among rocks, often in the surf zone, sometimes in somewhat turbid water. It is gregarious and nocturnal (Ref. 4). Brood and pelagic duration period lasts 1.5 (Ref. 81135) and 5 months (Ref. 81163), respectively.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high