Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Eastern Rock Lobster


Eastern Rock Lobster (Jasus verreauxi). Size: Carapace length to 262mm
Habitat: Exposed reef, 0 - 220m depth

Lobsters possess small, flattened limbs under their bellies, which are used for 
carrying eggs. Once these eggs have hatched the larva will molt its shell 
approximately 11 times before reaching maturity. The eastern rock lobster 
differs from other lobsters in that they lack pincers on their first pair of walking 
legs They are not commonly seen in the winter months when they migrate 

(This is seaweed...)

(This is seaweed...)

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