lobster mutiara - ornate rock lobster

Colorful Lobster Mutiara ready to be cooked in a seafront restaurant in Kota Kinabalu (Borneo)

The species is Panulirus ornatus (also called Mutiara, Ornate Rock Lobster or Ornate Spiny Lobster).­ Unlike true lobsters, rock lobsters don't have claws.­

For more information about this species, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Spiny_­lobster

I would be ashamed to eat such a beautiful creature.­.­.­ even though they taste so good!

close-up food langouste lobster mutiara panulirus ornatus restaurant rock lobster seafood spiny lobster
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­