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Panulirus ornatus Fabricus, 1798


Tropical Spiny Rock Lobster




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Cockcroft,A., Butler, M. & MacDiarmid, A. 2011. Panulirus ornatus. In: IUCN2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 23 October 2012.

Dennis, D., Prescott,J., Ye, Y. and Skewes, T. 2006. Research to support allocation of Indigenousand commercial catch in the Torres Strait tropical rock lobster Panulirusornatus fishery. Sharing the fish - allocation issues in fisheriesmanagement. Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Perth.

Mohamed, K.H. andGeorge, M. J. 1968. Results of the tagging experiments on the Indian spinylobster, Panulirus homarus (Linn.) movement and growth. Indian. Jour. Fish 15:p.15-26

Trendall,J.T., Bell, R.S. (1989) Variable patterns of den habitation by the ornate rocklobster, Panulirus ornatus, in theTorres Strait. Bull. mar Sci. 45:564-573

Pitcher,C.R., Skewes, T.D., Dennis, D.M., Prescott, J.H. (1992c) Research formanagement of the ornate tropical rock lobster, Panulirus ornatus, fishery in Torres Strait: report on CSIROresearch from 1987-1990. CSIRO Divisionof Fisheries Final Report, 60pp.

George RW, Holthuis LB (1965)A revision of the Indo-West Pacific spiny lobsters of the Panulirusjaponicus group. Zoologische Verhandelingen 72: 1–36.

 Johnston,Matthew D (2006) Feeding and digestion in the phyllosoma larvae ofornate spiny lobster, Panulirus ornatus (Fabricius) and the implications for theirculture. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Western Australia.

 Berry.P. F. 1971. The spiny lobsters (Palinuridae) of the east coast of southernAfrica: Distribution and ecological notes. Invest. Rep. Oceanogr. Res. Inst. S.Afr. 27: 1-23

 Schwab, Shedding light on the reflections, 2006, IR, Br. J. Ophthalmol. V.90.