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Panulirus argus (Caribbean spiny lobster)

Wikipedia Abstract

Panulirus argus, the Caribbean spiny lobster, is a species of spiny lobster that lives on reefs and in mangrove swamps in the western Atlantic Ocean.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipiélago Los Roques National Park 409203 Venezuela    

Prey / Diet

Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Capitella capitata (Threadworm)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Charonia variegata (Triton's trumpet)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Grubeulepis westoni[1]
Hemipodia californiensis[1]
Laeonereis culveri (Culver's sandworm)[1]
Lirophora paphia[1]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[1]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[1]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[2]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[1]
Mediomastus californiensis[1]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Naineris laevigata[1]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pista cristata[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Prionospio heterobranchia[1]
Sinum perspectivum (white baby ear)[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Streblosoma hartmanae[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Calappa gallus (rough box crab)1
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)1
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead)1
Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)1
Fasciolaria tulipa (true tulip)1
Menippe mercenaria (Florida stone crab)1
Ocyurus chrysurus (Yellowtail snapper)1
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)1
Petrochirus diogenes (giant hermit)1
Phyllonotus pomum (apple murex)1
Triplofusus giganteus (horse conch)1

Predators

Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)[1]
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)[1]
Carcharhinus longimanus (Whitetip whaler)[1]
Epinephelus itajara (Jewfish)[1]
Epinephelus morio (Red grouper)[1]
Epinephelus quinquefasciatus (Spotted jewfish)[3]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[1]
Gymnothorax vicinus (Purple-mouthed moray eel)[1]
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)[1]
Haemulon plumierii (White snapper)[1]
Lachnolaimus maximus (Hogftsh)[1]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[3]
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)[1]
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)[1]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[3]
Mulloidichthys martinicus (Yellow goatfish)[1]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[4]
Sargocentron coruscum (Conga tony)[1]
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)[1]
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)[1]
Sphyrna tiburo (Shovelhead)[1]
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar

Distribution

Western Atlantic Ocean;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Queen Conch Predators: Not a Roadblock to Mariculture, Darryl E. Jory and Edwin S. Iversen, Proc. Gulf Caribb. Fish. Inst. 35:108-111. (1983)
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
4CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
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