Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is distributed in the western Atlantic region including Brazil (from Maranhão State to Santa Catarina State), and Dominica and the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean (Holthuis 1991, Dall'Occo et al. 2007, Santana et al. 2007). The distribution of this species is likely to be wider than is currently known (Santana et al. 2007).
The type locality for this species is Bahia, Brazil (Holthuis 1991).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Scyllarides brasiliensis Rathbun, 1906
Catalog Number: USNM 21612
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
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.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Very little is known about the life history and habitat preferences of this species (Holthuis 1991). This nocturnal species shelters during the day and forages at night feeding mainly on bivalves (Lavalli et al. 2007). It is found at depths varying from 22-38 m (Holthuis 1991).

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

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 63 - 63
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

from 22 to 38m
  • 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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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Scyllarides brasiliensis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Scyllarides brasiliensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2011

Assessor/s
Cockcroft, A., Butler, M. & 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 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.

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Population

Population
There is insufficient population information for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

There are no major threats to this species.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

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.

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