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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
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 900 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 35°N - 32°S, 31°E - 134°W (Ref. 4)

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

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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high