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California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus)

Arthropoda > Crustacea > Malacostraca > Decapoda > Pleocyemata > Palinura > Palinuridae

A large (to 2 feet) familiar crustacean found in rocky habitats and kelp beds from the intertidal to depths of 70m, ranging from the Gulf of California to Monterey Bay.

1. Wicksten, M.K. 2011. Decapod Crustacea of the Californian and Oregonian Zoogeographic Provinces. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library. UC San Diego: UC San Diego Library – Scripps Collection. Retrieved from:

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