Species catalogue

Crawfish

Order Decapoda
Family Palinuridae

Marine decapod crustacean. Nearly cylindrical body with long and thick tail. Long thoracic legs; pairs 1st and 4th don´t end in pincers but in a sharp nail. Color: violet or reddish brown, with 2 light spots on each segment. It can measure up to 50 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
PSL
Specie
Palinurus mauritanicus
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
International denominations
France Langouste rose
Italy Aragosta di fondale
Portugal Lagosta
United Kingdom Crawfish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Trawls
Pots traps
Dregdes

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