Panulirus guttatus is commonly known as the spotted spiny lobster or the Guinea chick lobster. It can be found in Bermuda and along the Central Atlantic coasts from Southern Florida to Suriname. P. guttatus is generally a nonmigratory species and is restricted to the shallow fore reef on which it settles. However, females appear to partake in short migrations within their habitat during the breeding season in order to promote larvae dispersal. P. guttatus supports a commercial fishery in Bermuda, and as such, Bermuda has implemented a variety of laws to protect this species against overexploitation.