Metanephrops challengeri   (Balss, 1914)

New Zealand lobster
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Nephropidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 140 - 640 m (Ref. 4).  Temperate, preferred 14°C (Ref. 107945); 33°S - 48°S, 166°E - 173°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-west Pacific: New Zealand and Kermadec Island.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4); common length : 15.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

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).

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. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 December 2009

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.6 - 13.4, mean 10.9 (based on 30 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High