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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 / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Scyllaridae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 20 - 80 m (Ref. 4), usually 20 - 50 m (Ref. 4).  Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 39°E - 150°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Japan, Hawaii, Melanesia, New Caledonia and Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

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

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).

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. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.5 - 28.6, mean 27.2 (based on 534 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high