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Panulirus ornatus   (Fabricius, 1798)

ornate spiny lobster
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 4), usually 1 - 8 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 45°N - 37°S, 30°E - 171°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a maximum total body length of 50 cm, but usually much smaller (30 to 35 cm) (Ref. 4). It is found in shallow, sometimes slightly turbid coastal waters, from 1 to 8 m depth, with a record of 50 m deep. It inhabits sandy and muddy substrates, sometimes on rocky bottoms, often near the mouth of rivers, but also on coral reefs (Ref. 4). Juveniles occur in holes and crevices which are partially covered by seagrass or macroalgae (Ref. 106919). It is solitary, may live in pairs and has been found in larger concentrations (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: commercial
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Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high