Chilean jagged lobster, Projasus bahamondei, in the southeastern Pacific Ocean: status of knowledge

Patricio M Arana Espina


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol42-issue1-fulltext-1

Abstract


The Chilean jagged lobster (Projasus bahamondei) is a deep-water crustacean (175-550 m) present in the southeastern Pacific Ocean: in the Nazca ridge, Desventuradas Islands, the Juan Fernandez archipelago and ridge, as well as in the continental slope off the central coast of Chile. Taxonomic status, geographical and bathymetric distribution, different aspects of their biology and habitat characteristics of this species are described in this review. Additionally, both artisanal and industrial exploitation attempts made with​in the region are detailed, as well as fishing operation results, chemical composition, different elaboration procedures and the destination of the catch. The main objective of this abstract is to contribute to the knowledge of P. bahamondei, as a component of the deep-sea ecosystem and highlight its importance as a potential fishery resource in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.


Arana Espina P. Chilean jagged lobster, Projasus bahamondei, in the southeastern Pacific Ocean: status of knowledge. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;42(1). Available from: doi:10.3856/vol42-issue1-fulltext-1 [Accessed 22 Jan. 2019].
Arana Espina, P. (2017). Chilean jagged lobster, Projasus bahamondei, in the southeastern Pacific Ocean: status of knowledge. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 42(1). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol42-issue1-fulltext-1