Panulirus marginatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
banded spiny lobster
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Family:  Palinuridae (spiny lobsters)
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range - 143 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
Biology:  Carapace length: 12 cm (Ref. 4). Occurs from depths down to 143 m, but usually in shallow water, in well protected places on a rocky substrate, under rocks and rock crevices. It is nocturnal (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)
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 04.09.08

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