Cape Verde Spiny Lobster
The Cape Verde Spiny Lobster lives in steep and rocky slopes in 50-300 m depth in the eastern Atlantic (previously only known fór the Cape Verde Islands) and reaches a size of 40 to 50 cm.
10.000 to 20.000 of the Cape Verde Spiny Lobster are fished commercially. Its body is often covered with prickles and their arrangement and number are of great importance for the distinction of genera and species.
Things to Do
- Marvel at the lobsters
- Find out what they use their antennae for.
- Discover why they are among the most beautiful animals in this exhibition.