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Painted rock lobster

Scientific name: Panulirus versicolor

Size: 15.7 inches on average, up to 27.5 inches

Color: Blue and black with white and pinked

Distinguishing feature: Two white antennas with a pink base, longer than the body. Dark blue pasta with a white line, a curved horn above each eye.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

Painted rock lobster of Maldives

Painted rock lobster

Scientific name: Panulirus versicolor

Size: 15.7 inches on average, up to 27.5 inches

Color: Blue and black with white and pinked

Distinguishing feature: Two white antennas with a pink base, longer than the body. Dark blue pasta with a white line, a curved horn above each eye.

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, French polynesia, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

In detail

It's often noticed thanks to these long antennas that protrude from the hole in which it hides.

It's an animal that comes out at night to feed and that we often find in the 49.2 feet zone.

The carapace of the lobster does not harden, it must moult when it becomes too big for its carapace. This is a difficult time for the animal because it is found defenseless, its shell is very soft at this time.

Our pictures of painted rock lobster

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