Thenus orientalis   (Lund, 1793)

flathead lobster

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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 8 - 100 m (Ref. 4), usually 10 - 50 m (Ref. 4).  Tropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 36°N - 31°S, 30°E - 155°E (Ref. 4)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 11 - ? cm Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It has lengths of 25 cm, maximum total body length; 8 cm, maximum carapace length (Ref. 4). Prefers soft substrate of sand or mud, or a mixture of the two, sometimes with shell or gravel (Ref. 4). Subtidal, also found on hard bottom (Ref. 106854). Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833). Also Ref. 107577.

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

Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833). Also Ref. 107577.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  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: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | 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): 25.4 - 29, mean 28.1 (based on 1518 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (15 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High