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Palinurus delagoae   Barnard, 1926

Natal spiny lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Palinurus delagoae   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae
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Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 600 m (Ref. 4), usually 180 - 234 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 25°C (Ref. 107945); 17°S - 31°S, 32°E - 45°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 35 cm, maximum total body length; 17 cm, carapace length; 10 cm, average carapace length (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref. 106915. Inhabits deep waters (Ref. 106915). Occurs at depths from 0 to 400 m, usually between 180 and 324 m. Off South Africa it is usually found on muddy or sandy substrate, sometimes with coral fragments; off Madagascar it has been reported from a rocky substrate (Ref. 4). Also on organically rich muddy substrata with coral fragments and sand (Ref. 106915). The species is gregarious and seems to migrate, it can sometimes be caught in enormous numbers (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

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High