Body red to red-brown with spines on the carapace. Abdomen with raised pattern. Up to 70 cm long (head to tail tip).
Southern Rock Lobsters start life as larvae, floating through the water for 9 months before settling on the sea floor and transforming into the adult body shape.
Crevices and ledges of rocky reefs, to depths over 60 m.
Small claws but unlikely to nip.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern