Metanephrops japonicus

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Metanephrops japonicus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Nephropidae
Genus: Metanephrops
Species: M. japonicus
Binomial name
Metanephrops japonicus
(Tapparone-Canefri, 1873)
  • Nephrops japonicus Tapparone-Canefri, 1873

Metanephrops japonicus is a species of lobster found in Japanese waters, and a gourmet food in Japanese cuisine.[3] It occurs from Chōshi, Chiba Prefecture (Honshu) to the east coast of Kyushu, where it lives at depths of 200–440 metres (660–1,440 ft).[3] Adults grow to a total length of 9–12 centimetres (3.5–4.7 in), and a carapace length of 3–7 cm (1.2–2.8 in).[3]

Metanephrops japonicus served in a creamy butter sauce


  1. ^ M. Butler; T. Y. Chan; A. Cockcroft; A. MacDiarmid & R. Wahle (2011). "Metanephrops japonicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T170036A6716154. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T170036A6716154.en. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Tin-Yam Chan (2009). "Metanephrops japonicus (Tapparone-Canefri, 1873)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Lipke B. Holthuis (1991). "Metanephrops japonicus". Marine Lobsters of the World. FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 13. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Food and Agriculture Organization. p. 74. ISBN 92-5-103027-8.