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Panulirus versicolor   (Latreille, 1804)

painted spiny lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Panulirus versicolor   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 900 m (Ref. 4).  Tropical; 35°N - 32°S, 31°E - 134°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from South Africa to Hawaii, including Red Sea and Persian Gulf, from Japan to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 7.8, range 8 - ? cm Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 96667. It has a maximum total body length of 40 cm, and an average length less than 30 cm (Ref. 4). Maximum depth from Ref. 105426. It occurs in shallow water, from the sublittoral down to 15 m; in coral reef areas, often on seaward edges of the reef plateau; in clear water also in surf areas. The species is nocturnal and not gregarious; in daytime, it hides in crevices and cavities of the rocks (Ref. 4). 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).

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
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high