Longlegged Spiny Lobster

(Panulirus longipes)

Panulirus Lobsters inhabit rocky and coral reef environments in tropical and subtropical waters. They are often found hiding in crevices and holes in the reef during the day and are more active at night. Panulirus Lobsters are primarily scavengers and opportunistic feeders. They feed on a variety of items such as algae, detritus, small invertebrates, and carrion. Their diet can vary depending on what is available in their habitat. It's essential to avoid using copper-based treatments in a tank with invertebrates, as it can harm them. Always follow the recommended guidelines for medication use in marine aquariums.

Panulirus longipes Lobster is also sometimes known as the Long-legged Spiny Lobster. They are commonly seen in the aquarium trade. Long-legged spiny lobsters typically have a reddish-brown to dark brown coloration. Their color can vary slightly, and they may have a mottled appearance. They have long, spiny legs, which contribute to their common name. They can grow up to 12".

Water conditions: Salinity 1.023 - 1.025 Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Hardness 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareEasyEasy CareModerateModerate
  • Behavior: BehaviorAgressiveAgressive BehaviorSocialSocial
  • Diet: DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food DietLive FoodLive Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef
  • Light: LightMediumMedium