Crustaceans, Spiny Lobsters, Painted Spiny Lobster, Painted Lobster , Painted Coral Lobster.
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Also known as Crustaceans, Spiny Lobsters, Painted Spiny Lobster, Painted Lobster and Painted Coral Lobster.
Found singly or in small groups on sheltered coral and rocky reefs, lagoons, caves and crevasses.
Juveniles often found wedged in corals with just the antenna showing.
They feed on hard shell mollusc's crustaceans and algae.
Length - 46cm
Depth - 1-40m
Lobsters live in caves and crevices during the day, often several together, coming out at night to feed.
Sometimes caught in the torches of divers where they scuttle off back into the dark.
They do not have true claws, the soft and flexible tail is used for swimming rapidly backwards, for short distances to get away from danger.
Spiny lobsters are caught in baited lobster pots for gourmet dining.
Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Painted Rock Lobster (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!
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