Justitia longimana (Milne-Edwards, 1837)
West Indian furrow lobster
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Family:  Palinuridae (spiny lobsters)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 1 - 300 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  It has a maximum total body length of 15 cm, usually up to 10 cm (Ref. 4). Sublittoral to deep (Ref. 77016). Occurs at depths from 1 to 300 m, usually between 50 and 100 m and inhabits the outer parts of coral reef slopes (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: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 December 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 25.09.14

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