Other Animal Life of Hawaii - maui-mike


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Banded Spiny Lobster (Panulirus marginatus) caught at Honomanu Bay, east Maui. This species is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. They do NOT have large pincers (claws) on their forelegs like their North American cousins. However, they are quite large, carnivorous, and highly prized by local divers.

Banded Spiny LobsterPanulirus marginatusHonomanu baylobsterMauiHawaiian lobsters