Spiny Lobster

Palinurus elephas
Spiny Lobster

Habitat: Kelp forest and rocky reef
Depth: 0-500m
Food: Worms, molluscs, crabs, detritus
Length: Up to 50cm
Lifespan: 10 year
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (VU)

Also known as a crawfish, the spiny lobster lacks the large pincers of the common lobster. Normally living in rocky crevices, spiny lobsters are known to make mass migrations to deeper water during the winter months. It is thought that they make sounds using their antennae to communicate with each other.

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