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Jasus edwardsii   (Hutton, 1875)

red rock lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Jasus edwardsii   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae
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Main reference
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 58.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 43 cm TL (female)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 5 - 200 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range
Temperate; 34°S - 51°S, 166°E - 174°W (Ref. 89439)

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum carapace length of 23.5 cm (male) and 18 cm (female); and minimum legal carapace length of 10 cm (male) and 9 cm (female). Soft shelled specimens are occasionally caught in December and January (Ref. 4). Lives in crevices of rocky shores and among algae (Ref. 4). 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. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High