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Panulirus interruptus (J. W. Randall, 1840)
California Spiny Lobster
Swimmerettes on a female's abdomen, guarding a large egg mass, made up of thousands of small bright orange eggs attached to the underside of the tail.
Catalina Island, CA.
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From Catalina Island -- Peace Dive Boat -- June 2013