General Description

Body red-brown with dark green spines on the carapace. Abdomen smooth. Up to 60 cm long (head to tail tip).


Female Eastern Rock Lobsters carry up to 2 million eggs under their abdomen when breeding. This is the largest species of rock lobster in Southern Australian waters, possibly the world, and can reach weights of over 7 kg. They have been fished commercially since the late 1800s.


South-eastern Australian coast, except Tasmania. In eastern Victorian waters.


Crevices and ledges of rocky reefs, to depths over 60 m.

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