California Spiny Lobster

red spiny lobster emerges from rocky crevice
California Spiny Lobster. NPS

Quick Facts
Type: Crustacean

Diet: Carnivore; Sea urchins, clams, mussels, worms

Average lifespan: Unknown (thought to live up to 50 years)

Average size: 12 in.

Average weight: Up to 25 lb.

Did You Know?
California spiny lobsters can vibrate their antennae to produce a loud noise, which they use to scare off predators.

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California Spiny Lobster

Last updated: November 16, 2016