CARIBBEAN SPINY LOBSTER

Panulirus argus

The Caribbean Spiny Lobsters can be found as shallow as 1 m and as deep as 90 m throughout the coasts of the Caribbean Islands and Northeastern South America, often sheltered among coral reefs, shelfs, and seagrass beds. At night, they leave their shelters in search of food, including smaller invertebrates and some plants. They’re known for their sharp spines found across their bodies and they’re two long antennae, with typical body lengths of 20 cm and in some extreme cases, up to 60 cm. Along with Queen Conches, they’re among one of the most valuable seafood exports for the Bahamas, and are thus integral to the Bahamian economy.

CARIBBEAN SPINY LOBSTER