The Bahamian Lobster (Spiny)

Bahamian lobsters, also known as spiny lobsters, are part of a family of over 45 species of achelate crustaceans. Bahamian Lobsters (Panulirus argus), are produced in the clean, clear tropical waters of the Bahamas from August 1st through March 31st.

Bahamian lobsters tend to live in crevices of rocks and coral reefs. They occasionally venture out at night to seek snails, clams, crabs, and sea urchins. They are also known to migrate en masse across the sea floor. The long files of lobsters may be more than 50 lobsters long.

Bahamian lobsters navigate by using the smell and taste of natural substances in the water that change in different parts of the ocean. They keep together by contact, using their long antennae. Potential predators may be deterred from eating Bahamian lobsters by a loud screech made by the antennae of the Bahamian lobsters rubbing against a smooth part of the exoskeleton. Bahamian lobsters usually exhibit social habit by being together.

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