Spotted Spiny Lobster
The spotted spiny lobster (Panulirus guttatus) is also known as the Guinea chick lobster.
Size: 5-8 inches long
Life Span: Approximately 15 years
Color: Brownish with cream colored spots that extend onto the legs.
Continent: North America, Central America
Range: The spotted spiny lobster can be found on the Central Atlantic coasts from south Florida to Suriname, throughout the Caribbean Sea, in the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Habitat: The spotted spiny lobster lives primarily in reefs and occasionally inhabits lagoonal patch reefs.
Food: Spotted spiny lobsters dig in the sand at night to find oysters, clams, and other invertebrates, but will expand their diet based on available foods.
Reproduction: Females spawn at least once a year during the summer months.
Fun Facts: Lobsters in cooler waters are generally larger in size than those in warmer waters.