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Palinustus truncatus   Milne-Edwards, 1880

American blunthorn lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Palinustus truncatus   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 : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment

Demersal; depth range 120 - 298 m

Climate / Range

Tropical; 14°N - 1°N, 58°W - 47°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 10 cm, maximum body length; 1.6 to 3.2 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 120 and 298 m, but there is a record from the littoral zone, and one from 4111 to 4122 m. The bottom is variously described as "sand and coral, "sandy calcarenite", and "smooth, consisting of brown mud" (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: of no interest
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high