Length: Up to
45 cm (usually up to 40 cm).
Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea.
summer months it can be found at depths less than 1 m.
Food: Small worms
or crabs or dead animals.
In the aquarium it is easily fed with large pieces of frozen
food, but earthworms, lean beef heart and tablet food can be
General info: Family: PALINURIDAE.
During the day will hide in caves or under rocks. It is the
preferred food of octopus. If kept in a tank, special care
should be taken to house him with big fish only and no invertebrates.
Elevated nitrate levels will inhibit molting and the lobster
will die. As with all Mediterranean species, the temperature
should stay below 24C during the summer while it should be
below 18C during the winter months. In Western Mediterranean
they spawn in September and October although there have been
no reports of them spawning in captivity.
by George Rigoutsos. Taken in the waters that surround Syros island in Cyclades,