Caribbean Spiny Lobster

Panulirus argus

Also Known As

Crawfish, Rock lobster, Bug, Florida lobster, Langosta espinosa

U.S. wild-caught Caribbean spiny lobster is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Fresh from August through March, but fishing drops sharply after the first of the year. Frozen year-round.


U.S. wild-caught from North Carolina to Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Mild and sweet.


Firm. Coldwater tails tend to be more tender and succulent than warmwater tails.


Raw tail meat is nearly translucent, with a pink, cream, or whitish-gray tint. Cooked tail meat should be snowy white with red tinges but no dark spots. 

Health Benefits

Spiny lobster is low in saturated fat and is a very good source of protein and selenium.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 112
Protein 20.60 g
Fat, total 1.51 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.237 g
Carbohydrate 2.43 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Selenium 46.2 mcg
Sodium 177 mg

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