BIOTIC Species Information for Palinurus elephas
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Taxonomy
Scientific namePalinurus elephas Common nameEuropean spiny lobster
MCS CodeS1430 Recent SynonymsPalinurus vulgaris

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassEucarida OrderDecapoda
SuborderPleocyemata FamilyPalinuridae
GenusPalinurus Specieselephas
Subspecies   

Additional InformationAlso known in Britain as the crawfish, crayfish, spiny lobster or rock lobster, and the langouste rouge (red spiny lobster), langouste commune or langouste royale (royal spiny lobster) in France.
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Hunter et al., 1996, Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Ingle, 1997, Hunter, 1999, Noel, 1999, Holthuis, 1991,
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