Puerulus carinatus Borradaile, 1910

Red whip lobster



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1910 or prior

Rediscovered in 1969 or before



Indian Ocean












Original scientific description:

Borradaile, L. A. (1910). Penaeidea, Stenopidea and Reptantia from the western Indian Ocean. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, series 2, zoology, 13: 257-264.


Other references:

Berry, P. F. (1969). Rediscovery of the spiny lobster Puerulus carinatus Borradaile (Decapoda, Palinuridae). Crustaceana 17: 239-252. [Abstract]

Chan, T. Y. and Cockcroft, A. (2011). Puerulus carinatus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 26 August 2012.

Johnsen, Torbjorn. (1985). Commercial trawling for fish and deep sea lobster (Puerulus spp.) off Somalia. Southwest Indian Ocean Project Document: RAF/79/065/WP/12/84. 47pp.


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