Metanephrops formosanus Chan & Yu, 1987
Formosa lobster
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Family:  Nephropidae (clawed crabs)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed); 9.5 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 150 - 400 m
Distribution:  Indo-west Pacific: Taiwan.
Biology:  It has lengths of 5 to 12 cm (males) and 5 to 9.5 (females), total body length; 8.5 cm, ovigerous female; most specimens are 9 cm long; 1.8 to 4.1 (males), 1.7 to 4.8 (females) and 3.1 to 4.0 (ovigerous females), carapace length (Ref. 4). Occurs at depths from 150 to 400 m, mostly around 250 m with muddy or sandy bottom (Ref. 4).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 December 2009 Ref. 123251)
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