Painted spiny lobster

These lobsters have vibrant colors. Unlike other species of lobster, the legs of the painted spiny lobster have a vertical stripe pattern. They are nocturnal creatures that spend the day time hidden under rocks, before heading out in search of prey at night.

Scientific Name
Panulirus versicolor
Order: Decapoda, Family: Palinuridae
South of Kanagawa Prefecture, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean