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Parribacus japonicus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA SCYLLARIDAE

Scientific Name: Parribacus japonicus
Species Authority: Holthuis, 1960
Common Name/s:
English Japanese Mitten Lobster
Taxonomic Notes: Holthuis (1991) states that this species has previously been confused with P. antarcticus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-12-03
Assessor/s: MacDiarmid, A.
Reviewer/s: Collen, B., Livingstone, S. & Richman, N.
Contributor/s: Batchelor, A., De Silva, R., Dyer, E., Kasthala, G., Lutz, M.L., McGuinness, S., Milligan, H.T., Soulsby, A.-M. & Whitton, F.
Justification:
Parribacus japonicus has been assessed as Data Deficient. This species is known only from Japan. This species is harvested as a food source, however there is no indication of how this is affecting the population numbers of this species. Further research is needed before a more accurate assessment of conservation status can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed on the northwest coast of Maizuru, 135o 15' E; on the Pacific coast from Tokyo Bay 140o south westward to Ryukyu Islands, Japan (Holthuis 1991).
Countries:
Native:
Japan
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Pacific – northwest
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in shallow waters up to 20 metres deep, on shore reefs (Holthuis 1991). The maximum total body length is approximately 16 cm (Holthuis 1991).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is harvested as a food source, but there is no indication of whether this fishery is over-exploited and how it is affecting the population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species.  Further research on population, harvesting and other possible threats is recommended.
Citation: MacDiarmid, A. 2011. Parribacus japonicus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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