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Panulirus gracilis   Streets, 1871

green spiny lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 4).  Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 28°N - 6°S, 115°W - 77°W (Ref. 112659)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific: From Baja California Sur to the west coast of Peru and the Galapagos Islands.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 30 cm TL (female)

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).

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

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

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