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Panulirus regius   De Brito Capello, 1864

royal spiny lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Panulirus regius   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)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 25.0 cm BASL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 4), usually 5 - 15 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 14°C - 21°C (Ref. 112669), preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 45°N - 28°S, 26°W - 16°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Morocco to Namibia, and northwest Mediterranean.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow water from the sublittoral to 40 m, but is mostly found between 5 and 15 m with rocky bottoms (Ref. 4). Also found in sandy bottoms (Ref. 417). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high