*non loc* Also known as the Spiny lobster. The Palinurus genus is represented by numerous species in all the world's tropical and subtropical seas. They are predatory and nocturnal, living, for instance, in crevices between rocks during the day. They hunt small creatures on the sea floor (benthic organisms) at night time and also feed on organic detritus if they come across it. Fishing has affected their numbers quite dramatically, especially in areas with a lot of tourism.