Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is distributed in the western Atlantic region from Venezuela (Sucre State) to Brazil (Rio Granda do Sul State) (Holthuis 1991, Santana et al. 2007). The type locality for this species is off the Suriname coast at a depth of 42 m (6º41'N, 55º26.5'W) (Holthuis 1991).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Scyllarides delfosi Holthuis
Catalog Number: USNM 103500
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1958
Locality: Off Coast, Guyana, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 75 to 80
Vessel: Oregon R/V
  • Paratype: 1960. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 73: 153.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This nocturnal species inhabits a muddy substrate, sheltering during the day and foraging at night, feeding mainly on bivalves (Holthuis 1991, Lavalli et al. 2007).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 77.5 - 77.5
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

between 42 and 80m
  • Holthuis, L.B. 1991. FAO species catalogue. Vol 13. Marine lobsters of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries known to date. FAO fisheries Synopsis. 125 (13):292 p.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

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
Scyllarides delfosi has been assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of population data available and uncertainty of how this species is being impacted by harvesting. Further research is needed on the abundance of this species, or catch per unit effort to better understand how harvest levels are impacting the population.
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Population

Population
There is very little population information available for this species. Nomura and Fausto Filho (1968) described this species as abundant in north and northeast Brazil, but there is no recent data to confirm whether this is still the case.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

The harvesting of this species for food is limited at this time to an annual catch of approximately 100 tonnes off the northeast coast of Brazil (Isaac et al. 2009). Without knowing the abundance of this species, it is difficult to determine whether this is a considerable threat to the population.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research is needed on the abundance of this species, or catch per unit effort to better understand how harvest levels are impacting the population.


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