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Spiny Lobster

Panulirus echinatus

Type: Invertebrate, Marine Life | Status: Least Concern | Nativeness: Native


Medium-sized, nocturnally active marine invertebrate with carapace length of up to 19cm (males) and 15cm (females). Found in rocky habitats where crevices and other refuges are present, down to a depth of around 30m. Adults are predominantly opportunistic, feeding on a variety of marine food sources, including scavenged material.

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