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P. versicolor (Latreille, 1804) is one of the six varieties of spiny lobster that found in the Indonesian Archipelago including in Raja Ampat waters. The other five being P. homarus, P. longipes, P. penicillatus, P. polyphagus and P. ornatus (Girsang et al 1995). P. versicolor grows up to 40 centimetres. Like all spiny lobster, this animal has no claws, two spiny rostra over the eyes, and two pairs of large antennae. Both antennae are usually white with the first pair are double ended and the second hard and spiny. The carapace is white, pink and black, with horizontal bands and a reticulate.

P. versicolor. Kingdom animalia, Phylum arthropoda, subphylum Crustacea, Class Malacostraca, Ordo Decapoda, Family Palinuridae, Genus Panulirus.

 

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