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Panulirus ornatus


Panulirus ornatus

Panulirus ornatus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Palinuridae
Genus: Panulirus
Species: P. ornatus
Binomial name
Panulirus ornatus
(Fabricius, 1798)
Synonyms [2]
  • Palinurus ornatus Fabricius, 1798
  • Palinurus sulcatus H. Milne-Edwards, 1837
  • Panulirus sulcatus White, 1847
  • Palinurus (Senex) sulcatus Pfeffer, 1881
  • Senex ornatus Lanchester, 1900

Panulirus ornatus (known by a number of common names, including tropical rock lobster,[3][4] ornate rock lobster,[5] ornate spiny lobster[2] and ornate tropical rock lobster[6]) is a large edible spiny lobster with 11 larval stages that has not been successfully bred in captivity.[3]

P. ornatus has a wide geographical range in the Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea and KwaZulu-Natal in the west to Japan and Fiji in the east.[2] In most parts of its range, the lobster is netted or speared, while in Northeast Australia, a commercial fishery has existed since 1966 and the harvesting of the species is regulated by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.[2][4]

See also


  1. ^ A. Cockcroft, M. Butler & A. MacDiarmid (2011). "Panulirus ornatus".  
  2. ^ a b c d  
  3. ^ a b "Tropical rock lobsters. Home".  
  4. ^ a b "Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Detailed maps, MPZ8 - Townsville". Australian Government, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. 24 April 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Marine fish picture gallery. Ornate rock lobster picture". Scuba Equipment USA. Division of Express Water Sports. Retrieved 2012-01-26. The Ornate Rock Lobster (Panulirus ornatus) belongs to the crustacean family Palinuridae. The Ornate Rock Lobster is also known as the painted lobster or coral crayfish. 
  6. ^ Matthew S. Payne, Mike R. Hall, Raymond Bannister, Lindsay Sly & David G. Bourne (2006). "Microbial diversity within the water column of a larval rearing system for the ornate rock lobster (Panulirus ornatus)".  

External links

  • Data related to Panulirus ornatus at Wikispecies
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