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Species

Lobsters can basically be divided into two namely rock lobsters and sand lobsters. Among rock lobsters Panulirus homarus, P. ornatus, P. versicolor and P. polyphagus have good export market, while only one species Thenus orientalis is in demand among sand lobsters. Rock lobsters are comparatively fast growing and highly adaptable to culture conditions. P. ornatus grows fast and attains a maximum size of 3.5 kg and is most suitable for fattening, whereas P. polyphagus and P. homarus attain sexual maturity early (around 175 g), grows to a maximum of 1.5 kg.

homarus

P. homarus

ornatus

P. ornatus

polyphagus

P. polyphagus

versicolor

P. versicolor

thenus

T. orientalis

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