Panulirus stimpsoni Holthuis, 1963
Chinese spiny lobster
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Family:  Palinuridae (spiny lobsters)
Max. size:  35 cm BL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Biology:  It has lengths of 16 to 28 cm (male) and 13 to 16 cm (female), total body length; 6.5 to 10.5 (male) and 5 to 6.5 (female), carapace length (Ref. 4). It inhabits rocky areas in shallow waters (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. (123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 13.05.20

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