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Painted Spiny Lobster

Panulirus versicolor

Description:

Also known as the painted rock lobster, blue lobster, and blue spiny lobster. It has no claws, two spiny rostra over the eyes, and two pairs of large antennae, like all spiny lobsters. The first pair of antennae are double ended, the second hard and spiny, both are usually white. The carapace is white, pink and black, with horizontal bands and a reticule. The abdomen is green with transverse black and white bands. The legs are dark brown with white stripes and the tail is blue-green. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panulirus_v...

Habitat:

Tropical reefs, Indo-Pacific

Notes:

Spotted at a depth of about 9 m. It is missing one antennae end.

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 2 years ago

Oh my bad... :-( Thanks S Frazier.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

Moved to the Arthropod group :-)

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.80, Long: 120.91

Spotted on Feb 5, 2012
Submitted on Apr 25, 2012

Spotted for mission

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