Caribbean Spiny Lobster
1.5 ft (45 cm)
Around 20 years.
0–295 ft (0–90 m)
Caribbean spiny lobsters like to hide in reef caves and crevices during the day. At night they roam the reef searching for snails, clams, crabs and dead and decaying organisms to eat. They undergo seasonal mass migrations in the fall, marching in single file toward deeper water.
Sharks, stingrays, grouper, triggerfish and moray eels.
Did you know?
Caribbean spiny lobsters undergo seasonal mass migrations in the fall. These migrations often involve dozens of individuals marching in single file toward the shelter and stability of deeper waters.