Spiny lobster (Panulirus marginatus) out for a walk at night.
Spiny lobster (Panulirus marginatus)
Red reef lobster (Enoplometopus occidentalis)
Juvenile Scaly slipper lobster (Scyllarides squammosus)
Another odd find--this is some species of Spiny lobster (a juvenile, it was only about 10 cm long), but between the showy tail and the lack of antennae (unless it lost both of them?) I'm not sure of the ID on this one either.
Sculptured slipper lobster (Parribacus antarcticus).
That same showy juvenile lobster...that is quite a tail fan!
The amazing Regal slipper lobster (Arctides regalis)
Another view of Arctides regalis, clambering down a rock face...
Sculptured slipper lobster (Parribacus antarcticus)
A true giant of a Ridgeback slipper lobster (Scyllarides haani)...you can see a full-grown Red pencil urchin (Echinostrephus aciculatus) in the lower right corner for scale. My camera housing is approx 15 cm across...this S. haani had a carapace wider than that. Amazing animal!
A closer look at the giant S. haanii...
Sculptured Slipper Lobster
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