Common spiny lobster

Common spiny lobster




Scientific name Palinurus elephas
Family Palinuridae
FAO code SLO

General characteristics of the species

Crustacean. Inhabits caves and rocky cavities in the infralittoral zone (10-200m). It has a reddish brown color, with a pair of large yellow spots on the abdominal segments. The legs have clear longitudinal lines.


Other information
Main fishing gear Manual harvesting (traps and graves).
Main ways of presenting the product Packed in polyethylene boxes or tanks. Alive. On ice.