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