Parribacus antarcticus (Lund, 1793)
Sculptured mitten lobster
Parribacus antarcticus
photo by Auscape International

Family:  Scyllaridae (slipper lobsters)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific and Western Atlantic.
Biology:  It has lengths of 20 cm, maximum total length; between 2 and 9, carapace length (Ref. 4). Taken at depths from 0 to 20 m, in coral or stone reefs with a sandy bottom. It is nocturnal and in the daytime hides in crevices, sometimes in small groups (Ref. 4). Also on rubble (Ref. 97531). Scyllarids are commonly considered to be opportunistic omnivorous (Ref. 106411). Aquarium observations indicate that they may open bivalves (Ref. 102680).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); 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 - 29.04.20

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