Species under Metanephrops
n= 18
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Metanephrops andamanicus
(Wood-Mason, 1891)
Andaman lobster Indo-West Pacific 20
Metanephrops arafurensis
(De Man, 1905)
Arafura lobster Indo-West Pacific
Metanephrops armatus
Chan & Yu, 1991
Armoured lobster Indo-West Pacific
Metanephrops australiensis
(Bruce, 1966)
Northwest lobster Indo-West Pacific 18
Metanephrops binghami
(Boone, 1927)
Caribbean lobster Western Central Atlantic 17
Metanephrops boschmai
(Holthuis, 1964)
Bight lobster Indo-west Pacific 18
Metanephrops challengeri
(Balss, 1914)
New Zealand lobster Indo-west Pacific 25
Metanephrops formosanus
Chan & Yu, 1987
Formosa lobster Indo-west Pacific 12
Metanephrops japonicus
(Tapparone-Canefri, 1873)
Japanese lobster Indo-west Pacific 12
Metanephrops mozambicus
Macpherson, 1990
African lobster Southwest Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific 20.5
Metanephrops neptunus
(Bruce, 1965)
Neptune lobster Indo-west Pacific 25
Metanephrops rubellus
(Moreira, 1903)
Urugavian lobster Western Atlantic 18
Metanephrops sagamiensis
(Parisi, 1917)
Sculpted lobster Indo-west Pacific
Metanephrops sibogae
(De Man, 1916)
Siboga lobster Indo-west Pacific 18
Metanephrops sinensis
(Bruce, 1966)
China lobster Indo-West Pacific 15
Metanephrops taiwanicus
(Hu, 1983)
Northwest Pacific
Metanephrops thomsoni
(Bate, 1888)
Red-banded lobster Indo-West Pacific 15
Metanephrops velutinus
Chan & Yu, 1991
Velvet lobster Indo-West Pacific 18.2
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