Spiny lobsters lack enlarged claws and are well-protected by
sharp forward-pointing spines. Large species are no longer common due to heavy
fishing pressure and disregard for local laws. Minimum carapace length is
3.25 inches. Illegal to harvest from May through August, spearing
and taking of females with eggs prohibited.
A large, thick-bodied species inhabiting shallow
reefs exposed to surge.
Bluish green with an orange-brown tail. Legs are striped with blue and white.
Attains 16 inches. Hawaii, Indo-Pacific & Tropical Eastern Pacific.