The type locality for this species is Bahia, Brazil (Holthuis 1991).
Catalog Number: USNM 21612
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1887
Locality: Bahia, Brazil, South Atlantic Ocean
Vessel: Albatross R/V
- Holotype: Rathbun, M. J. 1906. A new Scyllarides from Brazil. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 19: 113.
Habitat and Ecology
Depth range (m): 63 - 63
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- 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.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Scyllarides brasiliensis
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Scyllarides brasiliensis
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Scyllarides brasiliensis is listed as Least Concern. This is a widespread species, with a potentially larger range. The ecological characteristics of slipper lobsters make them resistant to extinction as they are highly fecund with well connected populations via long-lived larvae.
There are no major threats to this species.
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species.
A decline in global captures of Scyllaridae has been documented, although information on specific species is lacking (Spanier and Lavalli 2007). Further research is necessary to determine the impact that global harvesting is having on specific species, and to clarify if the documented decline is due to reduced populations or simply reduced effort.