Postcard from the Reef – Red Reef Lobster

Supposedly common, I have been poking about in caves for over four years without seeing these attractive lobsters. In this cave were several of them. I caught this guy in a corner, he wanted to get past me, but could not get past the light. Good thing for him it isn’t lobster season.

Red Reef Lobster
Red Reef Lobster (Enoplometopus occidentalis) in a cave at 30ft off the Kohala Coast