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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804)

Palinurus argus Latreille, 1804, Annales Muséum Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 3: 393.
Palinurus ricordi Guérin-Méneville, 1836
Palinurus americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837
Palinurus (Senex) argus Pfeffer, 1881

FAO Names:
Caribbean spiny lobster [English]
Langouste blanche [French]
Langosta común del Caribe [Spanish]

Local Names:
ARUBA: Kreef
CUBA: Langosta
FRANCE: Langouste d'Amérique, Langouste américaine, Langouste argus
MARTINIQUE: Homard blanc
MEXICO: Langosta del Golfo
USA: Spiny lobster, Bermuda spiny lobster, Common spiny lobster, Crawfish, Florida spiny lobster, West Indian langouste, West Indian spiny lobster

Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)