An exuvia of an adult female spiny lobster was found off the coast of Haifa, Israel. The finding was identified as a moult of the Indo-pacific long-legged spiny lobster, Panulirus longipes longipes (A. Milne-Edwards, 1868) of the western spotted-legged form. The specimen is described and possible explanations associated with the finding of this tropical lobster from the Levant are discussed.
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- Non-indigenous species
- Panulirus longipes longipes
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Aquatic Science