Also known as Brown Spot Slipper Lobster, Bulldozer Lobster, Locust Lobster, Rock Lobster.
Found singly or in small squads, over hard mixed substrates of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae, crustaceans and hard shell molluscs.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 12-57m
Widespread Indo-West 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