Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 53 m (Ref. 101593)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 34°N - 5°S, 89°W - 35°W (Ref. 107482)
Western Atlantic: Bermuda and Florida to E. Brazil, including Yucatan and the Caribbean Sea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
West Central Atlantic; Southwest Atlantic: Western Atlantic; Bermuda and Florida to E. Brazil, including Yucatan and the Caribbean Sea. 31 cm, maximum total body length; 20 cm, common length. Occurs in coastal waters down to 50 m with rock or coral substrate (Ref. 4). Inhabits coastal waters with rock or coral substrates (Ref. 4). On rubble (Ref. 97531). Requires calcareous substrate with algae and gravel (Ref. 81730). Scarce and generally found in reef habitats (Ref. 104228). Coexists with Panulirus argus (Ref. 102863) but little competition is likely to occur between the two (Ref. 104228). In general, palinurids are mainly considered carnivores, usually feeding upon sluggish, easily captured animals where most material is eaten alive or freshly killed (Ref. 105260). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)