Japanese spiny lobster

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Japanese spiny lobster
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Palinuridae
Genus: Panulirus
Species: P. japonicus
Binomial name
Panulirus japonicus
Von Siebold, 1824

The Japanese spiny lobster (イセエビ(伊勢蝦/伊勢海老)?, ise-ebi),[2] Panulirus japonicus, is a member of the Panulirus genus of spiny lobsters.[3] It grows up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long and lives in the Pacific Ocean around Japan, China, and Korea.[3] P. japonicus is the subject of commercial lobster fishery in Japan.[3] It is a popular item in high-class Japanese cuisine. Serving and preparation methods include sashimi, as a steak, frying, and roasting alive (残酷焼, zankoku-yaki).


  1. ^ T. Y. Chan (2009). "Panulirus japonicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Koh Masuda (1990). Kenkyusha's New Japanese-English Dictionary (4th ed.). Kenkyūsha. ISBN 978-4-7674-2015-8. 
  3. ^ a b c Lipke B. Holthuis (1991). "Panulirus japonicus". FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 13. Marine Lobsters of the World. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Food and Agriculture Organization. pp. 143–144. ISBN 92-5-103027-8.