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

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Palinuridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 5 - 200 m (Ref. 4).  Temperate, preferred 16°C (Ref. 107945); 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.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 8.4, range 7 - ? cm Max length : 58.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); 43 cm TL (female)

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).

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. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9 - 17.6, mean 14.2 (based on 70 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High