This is not a true lobster with claws. It is in fact, a member of the crayfish family. They would grow to about 24 inches long but they seldom attain that size as they are delicious to eat and are becoming very scarce. 

Lobster dishes may be found on the menu of various hotels, though nowadays ‘at a price’. Scuba fishermen dive deeply for them and sometimes get the bends as dive tables are not adhered to properly. These crustaceans seek shelter in dark caves within coral reefs during the day and venture forth at night in search of molluscs and other invertebrates.

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Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!



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