Species under Panulirus
n= 21
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Panulirus argus
(Latreille, 1804)
Caribbean spiny lobster Atlantic Ocean 45
Panulirus brunneiflagellum
Sekiguchi & George, 2005
Northwest Pacific
Panulirus cygnus
George, 1962
Australian spiny lobster Indo-West Pacific 40
Panulirus echinatus
Smith, 1869
Brown spiny lobster Atlantic Ocean 39
Panulirus femoristriga
Von Martens, 1872
Stripe-leg spiny lobster Indo-Pacific
Panulirus gracilis
Streets, 1871
Green spiny lobster Eastern Pacific 32
Panulirus guttatus
(Latreille, 1804)
Spotted spiny lobster Western Atlantic 20
Panulirus homarus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Scalloped spiny lobster Indo-Pacific 31
Panulirus inflatus
(Bouvier, 1895)
Blue spiny lobster Eastern Central Pacific
Panulirus interruptus
(Randall, 1840)
Mexican spiny loster Eastern Central Pacific 60
Panulirus japonicus
(Von Siebold, 1824)
Japanese spiny lobster Western Pacific 30
Panulirus laevicauda
(Latreille, 1817)
Smoothtail spiny lobster Western Atlantic 31
Panulirus longipes
(Milne-Edwards, 1868)
Longlegged spiny lobster Indo-Pacific 30
Panulirus marginatus
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Banded spiny lobster Eastern Central Pacific
Panulirus ornatus
(Fabricius, 1798)
Ornate spiny lobster Indo-West Pacific 50
Panulirus pascuensis
Reed, 1954
Easter Island spiny lobster Pacific Ocean 25
Panulirus penicillatus
(Olivier, 1791)
Pronghorn spiny lobster Indo-Pacific 40
Panulirus polyphagus
(Herbst, 1793)
Mud spiny lobster Indo-West Pacific 40
Panulirus regius
De Brito Capello, 1864
Royal spiny lobster Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 46
Panulirus stimpsoni
Holthuis, 1963
Chinese spiny lobster Indo-West Pacific 35
Panulirus versicolor
(Latreille, 1804)
Painted spiny lobster Indo-Pacific 40
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