Palinustus truncatus

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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: Palinustus
Species: Palinustus truncatus


Palinustus truncatus Milne Edwards, 1880.

Holotype: MCZ

Type locality: Blake Station No. r 241. Profond. 163 brasses. Cariacou (= off the Grenadines, 12°28'22"N, 61°32'18"W, 163 fms ( = 298 m), sand and coral).


  • Milne Edwards, A., 1880: Études préliminaires sur les Crustacés. 1 Partie. In: Reports on the results of dredging under supervision of Alaxander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the Caribbean Sea, 1877, '78, '79, by the U.S. Coast Survey Steamer "Blake", Lieut.-Commander C.D. Sigsbee, U.S.N., and Commander J.R. Bartlett, U.S.N., Commanding. VIII.. Bulletin Museum Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, 8 (1): 1–68, pls. 1-2.
  • Fischer, W. (ed.), 1978: FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes Western Central Atlantic (Fishing Area 31), vol. 6 : pag. var.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: American Blunthorn Lobster