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Arctides regalis   Holthuis, 1963

Royal Spanish lobster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Scyllaridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 96667).  Tropical; 24°N - 33°S, 52°E - 104°W (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122328); common length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Assumed common body length is 17 cm, and carapace length is 1.5 to 6 cm. It is of little importance as food; the aquarium trade discovered that 'when imported, their bright colours (for a slipper lobster) and unusual form make them popular and expensive novelties' (Ref. 4). Occurs at a depth range from 5 to 50 m and is found on the outer edges of coral reefs. They seem to be scavengers and feed on detritus. It is nocturnal and hide in the daytime in cavities in the rocks (Ref. 4).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 December 2009

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.4 - 28, mean 26.6 (based on 124 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high