Common spiny lobster

The common spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas) is a very territorial nocturnal animal, which hides in caves or crevices during the day.

Where to find them?

You can discover them in the Mediterranean habitat of Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

This species lives at depths of 40 metres and can measure up to 50cm.

Did you know...?

Its overexploitation has caused a shortage almost everywhere on the coast, especially at shallow depths.