Malacostraca | Decapoda
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 155 m (Ref. 4). Subtropical, preferred 14°C (Ref. 107945); 26°S - 47°S, 146°E - 173°W (Ref. 4)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 15.5, range 14 - ? cm Max length : 61.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89420); common length : 30.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89420)
Carapace length: 25 cm; total body length: 38 to 56 cm and carapace lengths: 16 to 24 cm (ovigerous females) (Ref. 4). Inhabits substrates of sand, gravel or rocks. Smaller specimens seem to be more frequent on rocky bottoms (Ref. 4). Phyllosomas are opportunistic predators. Early stage phyllosomas are suited to ingest soft prey such as polychaete worms, medusae and ctenophores, while later stages may consume fish larvae and mussel flesh. In general, lobsters are opportunistic feeders, consuming a variety of sessile invertebrates (Ref. 105202). Females are ovigerous from late September to January (Ref. 4).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Females are ovigerous from late September to January (Ref. 4).
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 14.5 - 21.6, mean 15.8 (based on 108 cells).
Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)