Voigtmann's Reef Lobster (Enoplometopus voigtmanni)

Also known as Dwarf Reef Lobster, Tropical Reef Lobster

Description

Also known as Dwarf Reef Lobster, Tropical Reef Lobster.

Found singly during the day hiding in caves and crevasses over shallow rocky reef slopes.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans, detritus, fish and invertebrates.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-300m
Widespread Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Indo-Pacific

These are some of the smallest lobsters.

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. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_lobster

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