Also known as Butterfly Lobster, Caledonian Mitten Langosta, Caledonian Slipper Lobster, Mitten Lobster.
Found singly or in small pods, hiding in crevices and under rocks during the day, foraging for food at night, over coral, rubble, sand, and stone bottoms, of reefs.
They feed nocturnally on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 18cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Central Pacific
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. Ref: x