Scientific name: Palinurus elephas
Spiny Lobster, Crawfish, Crayfish, Rock Lobsters - many names, one animal! This pretty Lobster was made extinct in many areas through overfishing, but is now making a slow comeback.
StatisticsLength: up to 60cm
Classified as a Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework. It is also a Feature of Conservation Importance for which Marine Conservation Zones can be designated in English and non-devolved offshore waters. Classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.