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Palinurus mauritanicus   Gruvel, 1911

pink spiny lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Palinurus mauritanicus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Goñi, R. and D. Latrouite. 2005. (Ref. 85369)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441); common length : 45.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441); max. reported age: 21 years (Ref. 76525)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 180 - 600 m (Ref. 4), usually 200 - 400 m (Ref. 85373)

Climate / Range
Subtropical, preferred 18°C (Ref. 107945); 55°N - 14°N, 19°W - 17°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from west Ireland to southern Senegal and western Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum body length: 50 cm; a single record of a specimen of 75 cm needs confirmation; usually the body length ranges between 20 and 40 cm (Ref. 4). Lives on rocky and coralligenous substrates near rocky outcrops in edges of the continental shelf (Ref. 85369). Reproduces in late summer and fall (Refs. 76522, 76525) (Ref. 85369). Fecundity is 60,000 eggs in females of 34-38 cm TL (14-15.7 cm CL) (Ref. 76525). However, Ref. 75369 reports a relative frequency of 136,000 eggs per kg (n=92).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high