Species under Palinurus
n= 6
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Palinurus barbarae
Groeneveld, Griffiths & Van Dalsen, 2006
Western Indian Ocean
Palinurus charlestoni
Forest & Postel, 1964
Cape Verde spiny lobster Eastern Central Atlantic 50
Palinurus delagoae
Barnard, 1926
Natal spiny lobster Western Indian Ocean and southeast Atlantic 35
Palinurus elephas
(Fabricius, 1787)
Common spiny lobster Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 50
Palinurus gilchristi
Stebbing, 1900
Southern spiny lobster Western Indian Ocean and Southeast Atlantic 16
Palinurus mauritanicus
Gruvel, 1911
pink spiny lobster Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean 75
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