The Spiny Lobster program is responsible for monitoring and developing models of South Florida's spiny lobster populations and for conducting research on spiny lobsters.
Commonly referred to as the Florida spiny lobster, the Caribbean spiny lobster inhabits tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.
A species account for Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus
) in Florida.
A stock assessment of Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus
the Southeast United States.
This brochures discusses the Caribbean spiny lobster, also known as
a crayfish, crawfish, langosta, and Florida lobster. Topics include
a description of the lobster's appearance, life history, range and
habitat, and management efforts.
This article is a summary of information collected from nearly
2,000 recreational lobster fishers during the 1999-2000 lobster
Lobster trap fishing is important to Florida's cultural history and economy. Many traps are lost annually due to storms and boat propellers cutting the buoy rope that marks each trap, leading to ghost fishing and habitat damage.