Review of the biology, ecology and fisheries of Palinurus spp. species of European waters: Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787) and Palinurus mauritanicus (Gruvel, 1911)

Type Article
Date 2005-04
Language English
Author(s) Gõni R1, Latrouite Daniel2
Affiliation(s) 1 : Inst Espanol Oceanog, Ctr Oceanog Baleares, Palma de Mallorca 07080, Spain.
2 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Cahiers de Biologie Marine (0007-9723) (Station Biologique de Roscoff), 2005-04 , Vol. 46 , N. 2 , P. 127-142
WOS© Times Cited 49
Keyword(s) Fisheries, Ecology, Biology, European waters, Spiny lobsters, Review
Abstract Palinurus elephas and Palinurus mauritanicus are the only species of the family Palinuridae that occur in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean. Of the two, Palinurus elephas is the most abundant and accessible and has traditionally been the preferred target of lobster fisheries throughout its range. Palinurus mauritanicus has a deeper distribution and has been an important target of fisheries mainly in the Central Eastern Atlantic. The high unit value and the relative scarcity of these species have been important obstacles to research and knowledge of their biology, ecology and fisheries is limited. Nevertheless, over time a considerable number of studies has been conducted, though most of these are contained in university theses or in publications of limited circulation. This review is an up-to-date overview of available knowledge on the biology, ecology and fisheries of the two spiny lobster species of European waters.
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Gõni R, Latrouite Daniel (2005). Review of the biology, ecology and fisheries of Palinurus spp. species of European waters: Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787) and Palinurus mauritanicus (Gruvel, 1911). Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 46(2), 127-142. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/3625/