Panulirus interruptus

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Panulirus interruptus


Taxonavigation: Achelata 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Achelata

Familia: Palinuridae
Genus: Panulirus
Species: Panulirus interruptus


Panulirus interruptus (Randall, 1840)

Syntypes: ANSP, No. 4188 (condition poor to reasonable).

Type locality: "from Upper California, where it is used as food by the natives".


  • Palinurus interruptus Randall, 1840


  • Randall, J.W. 1840: Catalogue of the Crustacea brought by Thomas Nuttall and J.K. Townsend, from the West Coast of North America and the Sandwich Islands, with descriptions of such species as are apparently new, among which are included several species of different localities, previously existing in the collection of the Academy. Journal Academy Natural Sciences Philadelphia, 8(1): 106-147, pls. 3-7.
  • Williams, A.B. 1986: Lobsters - Identification, world distribution, and U.S. trade. Marine Fisheries Review, 48(2):1-36, figs 1-80.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: California spiny lobster
français: Langouste mexicaine