The Eastern Rock Lobster is the largest spiny lobster in the world and can grow to over 15 kg and up to 60cm long. The Eastern Rock Lobster llives in coastal waters and ocean to a depth of 200 meters, and is found in NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.
After mating, female Eastern Rock Lobsters carry hundreds of thousands of tiny orange eggs under their tail by fine hairs. The eggs hatch after about six months and, like most baby crustaceans, the juveniles look nothing like their parents. They go through a succession of moults before they reach the adult form, usually migrating to shallow waters in large numbers during the process. It is thought that Eastern Rock Lobsters live for around 20 years.
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