Commercial Name Juan fernandes rock lobster. Type and species. Jasus frontalis. Area catch. Pacific Ocean South-East / FAO Catch method. Wild Caught. It has a maximum body length of 48 cm (male) and 46 cm (female); and carapace lengths of 22 cm (male) and 19 cm (female); Reports of total body lengths of ABSTRACT. This study identified and quantified in the field the natural predators of juvenile spiny lobster Jasus frontalis, an endemic, ecologically relevant.

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Milne Edwards, Diagnosis: Large frontalia of carapace broad and flattened, about as wide as long, much larger than the small spines. First abdominal somite without any squamiform sculpturation.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Jasus frontalis (H. Milne Edwards, )

Following somites with only a single transverse row of large squamae frontzlis transverse groove of somitesometimes with some very fronalis squamae just before or behind it. Posterior half of abdominal somites behind transverse groove without squamiform structures. Type material in MPno longer extant not found in The range of the species is restricted to: A species inhabiting a rocky and partly sandy environment at depths of 2 to m.

Eggs spawned between August and November and carried for about 11 months.

Although there is some migration to deeper waters from the end of September onwards, the species never disappears completely from the coast. In January, the migration back to shallow waters starts.


The food consists of algae, smaller and larger molluscs and crustaceans, and dead animal matter of any kind. The species is predated by various fishes.

Maximum body length 48 cm males and jassus cm femalescarapace length 22 cm males and 19 cm females. Reports of total body lengths of cm have to be considered with much reserve.

Langosta de Juan fernandez (Jasus frontalis), Isla Alejandro Selkirk

The early navigators who visited Juan Fernandez like Jacob Roggeveen in and George Anson in already mentioned that the lobsters were found there “in such abundance near the water’s edge of Isla Robinson Crusoe that the boat-hooks often struck into frontqlis, in putting the boats to and from the shore” Walter, By this simple method many thousands are taken annually, and the tails which are in high estimation, dried and sent to Chili” Albert Evidently, the intensity of fishing drove the species to deeper water, and the easy method of picking them by hand was replaced by lobster pots.

By the end of rfontalis 19th century, canning ajsus tails was tried without too much success; canned and live lobsters were then exported to Chile.

Inthe main gear for catching the lobsters were lobster pots and they perhaps still are. Evidently, most lobsters are exported live to the mainland.

According to FAO statistics, the annual catch of the species was 36 tons in and 29tons in The fishery is of the greatest importance in the Archipelago and gives employment to a large part of the population.


Experimental frontzlis on reproduction and development in captivity of this species is being conducted in Chile.

Protective measures are in force and well adhered to: Scientific synonyms and common names Jasus Jasus frontalis H. Milne Edwards, Synonyms: Palinostus frontalis Bate, The species has often, incorrectly, been synonymized with J.

Revista Chilena Historia natural, 2: Investigaciones Marinas, Valparaiso, 4 5: La Langosta de Juan Fernandez.

SDV | CRAWFISH AUSTRAL (CHILE) – Jasus frontalis

Investigaciones Marinas, Valparaiso, 2 5: Challenger during the years Report scientific Results Voyage Challenger, Zool Results Norwegian scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha, The geographical, natural and civil history of Chili, with notes from the Spanish and French versions, and an appendix, containing copious extracts from the Araucana of Don Alonzo ffontalis Ercilla, l: Investigaciones Marinas, Valparaiso, 5 1: A geographical sketch of the Juan Fernandez Ajsus.

Lobsters – Identification, world distribution, and U.

Marine Fisheries Review, 48 2: You can continue searching for Jasus frontalis on one of these Web sites:. Marine Lobsters of the World L.

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