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Metanephrops challengeri   (Balss, 1914)

New Zealand lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Metanephrops challengeri   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 15.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 140 - 640 m (Ref. 4)

Climate / Range

Temperate; 33°S - 48°S, 166°E - 173°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-west Pacific: New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has a total body length of 25 cm, mostly between 13 and 18 cm (Ref. 4). Prefers mud or sandy mud substrates that are firm enough for burrowing (Refs. 4, 106910) (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. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: of potential interest
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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High