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Jasus edwardsii   (Hutton, 1875)

red rock lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

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; 31°S - 51°S, 129°E - 175°W (Ref. 111521)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Australia, New Zealand and Chatham Island.

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). Also commonly occurs on broken boulder areas and fractured reef (Ref. 106895). 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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

More information

Age/Size
Growth
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Length-length
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Larvae
Abundance

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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