Thymops birsteini   (Zarenkov & Semenov, 1972)

Patagonian lobsterette
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 122 - 1735 m (Ref. 4), usually 122 - 900 m (Ref. 4).  Temperate (Ref. 105127); 36°S - 59°S, 78°W - 34°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific, Southwest Atlantic and Antarctic Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 8 to 25 cm TL; 2 to 10 cm (mostly between 3 and 6 cm) CL; 3.4 to 7.4 cm CL ovigerous females (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref. 105127. Deep-sea species. Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 87391). Members of the family Nephropidae are generalists (Ref. 105344). Spawning takes place in both spring and autumn, probably all year round. Life cycle: Embryonic development takes 1 year (Ref. 105127). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Spawning takes place in both spring and autumn, probably all year round. Life cycle: Embryonic development takes 1 year (Ref. 105127). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 December 2009

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.6 - 6.8, mean 4.8 (based on 249 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown