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Panulirus gracilis   Streets, 1871

green spiny lobster

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

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 30 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 28°N - 6°S, 115°W - 77°W (Ref. 112659)

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: From Baja California Sur to the west coast of Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 32 cm (male) and 30 cm (female), maximum total body length; 1 to 13 cm (male) and 1 to 12 cm (female), carapace length (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref. 112672. Occurs at depths from 0 to 18 m and it inhabits shallow coastal waters among rocks and in cracks and crevices. The animals are nocturnal (Ref. 4). Feeds mainly on molluscs, crustaceans and organic matter (Ref. 112086). 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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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (22 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High