California Spiny Lobster
(Panulirus interruptus)

General information
Copyright Julianne E. Steers

Phylum: Arthropoda
Size: Approximately 3 feet in length.
Range: Monterey Bay, California to Baja California
Diet: Clams, urchins, snails, and small fish
Notes: California spiny lobsters are a vital part of the California coast habitat because they keep the purple and red sea urchin population under control.