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Japanese Spiny Lobster
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Information
Range Pacific Ocean around Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Palinuridae
Genus Panulirus
Species P. japonicus
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Japanese spiny lobster, (Panulirus japonicus), is a member of the Panulirus genus of spiny lobsters. It grows up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long and lives in the Pacific Ocean around Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. The japanese spiny lobster is the subject of commercial lobster fishery in Japan. It is a popular item in high-class Japanese cuisine. Serving and preparation methods include sashimi, lobster steak, frying, and roasting alive.

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