IMIS | Lifewatch regional portal

You are here


[ report an error in this record ] Print this page

Jasus caverum (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palinuridae) from the eastern South Pacific Ocean
W. R. Webber & J. D. Booth (2016) Data from: A new species of Jasus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palinuridae) from the eastern South Pacific Ocean, Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 30 records, Online released on June 7, 2016
Contact: Mackay, Kevin

Access data
Archived data
Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

A new species of rock lobster, Jasus caveorum, is described from commercial catches taken on a non-emergent seamount in the eastern South Pacific Ocean. The species best fits the "frontalis subgroup" of the "lalandii group" of Jasus lobsters. J. caveorum is most similar to J. frontalis from the eastern South Pacific, but differs clearly from that species in having very little abdominal "squamous" sculpturing.

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, PSW, Foundation Seamounts, Palinuridae Latreille, 1802

Geographical coverage
PSW, Foundation Seamounts

Temporal coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Palinuridae Latreille, 1802 [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, moredata creator
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
NZOBIS: Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2017-01-11
Information last updated: 2017-01-11
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy