Aquatic Panulirus longipies cygnus (Western Rock Lobster)

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Scientific Name: Panulirus longipies cygnus

Common Name Western Rock Lobster

Other Names: NA

Distribution: Australian west coast from exmouth to cape naturaliste

Habitat: Coastal reefs to the edge up to the edge of the continental shelf.

Field Notes: A deep red to plumb coloured lobster. Juveniles may appear light pink in colour. The legs are red with dark olive to black patches in the centre.

Uses: Lobsters are good eating and can be cooked on coals in their shell or boiled. Females with eggs should always be released.


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