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Scyllarides squammosus   (Milne-Edwards, 1837)

blunt slipper lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Scyllarides squammosus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Scyllaridae
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Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 40.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 20 - 80 m (Ref. 4), usually 20 - 50 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 39°E - 150°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Japan, Hawaii, Melanesia, New Caledonia and Australia.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 40 cm, maximum total body length; 15 cm, carapace length (Ref. 4). Fisheries: commercial (Ref. 91361). Nocturnal (Ref. 4). Opens bivalves through an attack known as wedging. That is, it pries apart the shell lips via its walking legs (Ref. 102680). 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