Linuparus somniosus

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Taxonavigation: Achelata 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Achelata

Familia: Palinuridae
Genus: Linuparus
Species: Linuparus somniosus



Linuparus somniosus Berry & George, 1972

Holotype: BM, no. 1971:120;

Paratypes BM, no. 1971:121; RMNH, nos. D 27137 and D27138.

Type locality: N.E. of Bazaruto Island", Natal, South Africa, 234 m. depth.


  • Berry, P.F. & R.W. George, 1972: A new species of the genus Linuparus (Crustacea, Palinuridae) from South-East Africa. Zoölogische Mededelingen, Leiden, 46: 17–23, text fig. 1, pls 1, 2.
  • Ivanov, B.G. & V.V. Krylov, 1980: Length-weight relationship in some common prawns and lobsters (Macrura, Natantia and Reptantia) from the western Indian Ocean. Crustaceana, 38: 279–289.
  • Williams, A.B., 1986: Lobsters - Identification, world distribution, and U.S. trade. Marine Fisheries Review, 48(2): 1–36, figs 1-80

Vernacular names

English: African Spear Lobster