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Subject: Sagmariasus, Spiny lobster, Crayfish, Alexander Selkirk, Achelata
Collection: Achelata, Commercial Crustaceans, Crustacean Genera, Edible Crustaceans, Miocene First Appearances
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Temporal range: MioceneRecent
Jasus edwardsii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Achelata
Family: Palinuridae
Genus: Jasus
Parker, 1883 [1]
Type species
Palinurus lalandii
H. Milne-Edwards, 1837

Jasus is a

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Most of the extant species are liable to commercial exploitation, with the majority of the A$4.6 million New South Wales lobster fishery industry being based on J. edwardsii and the closely related Sagmariasus verreauxi.[6] Jasus lalandii is the most important commercial rock lobster in southern Africa.[7]


Approximate distributions of the extant species of Jasus, after Phillips (2006).[5]
Orange: J. caveorum; pink: J. frontalis; red: J. tristani; yellow: J. lalandii; blue: J. paulensis; green: J. edwardsii

Another species, formerly known as "Jasus verreauxi" is found around New Zealand (especially the North Island), the Chatham Islands, and around Australia (Queensland to Victoria and Tasmania); it is now placed in the genus Sagmariasus.

The following species are included in the genus Jasus:[3]



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[2] which are quite flexible.antennae, and have long stout claws Like all spiny lobsters, they lack [2]

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