Spot spiny

SPOTTED SPINY LOBSTERS

You may notice that spiny lobsters don’t have claws! Instead of claws, these crustaceans have an extra pair of walking legs which make them great at scaling overhangs and crevices of the caves in which they live.

These lobsters are nocturnal- they come out from their caves at night to forage or hunt. Having an excellent sense of smell is important to creatures who hunt in the dark and cannot rely on their eyes.

In addition to 2 large antennae that are used to feel their way around and navigate through caves, these crustaceans have several, smaller “antennules” that sense movement and detect scent in the water.

SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM
  1. TRIGGERFISH + MORE
  2. MORE TROPICAL FISH
  3. PORKFISH + MORE
  4. SKUNK CLOWNFISH + MORE
  5. BURRFISH + MORE
  6. LIONFISH + MORE
  7. POISON DART FROGS
  8. BABY ALLIGATORS
  9. ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES
  10. SALVINIA
  11. ALBINO COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE
  12. POND TURTLES
  13. SHORELINE TOUCHPOOLS
  14. COMMON OCTOPUS
  15. SPOTTED SPINY LOBSTERS
  16. MORAY EELS + MORE
  17. SHARK TUNNEL
  18. STINGRAYS
  19. HORSESHOE CRABS + MORE
  20. JAWFISH + MORE
  21. EQUIPMENT ROOM
  22. MOON JELLIES
  23. ANTHIAS
  24. PAJAMA CARDINALFISH
  25. CLOWNFISH + MORE
  26. SWELL SHARKS + MORE
  27. SEA NETTLES
  28. LIVE CORAL TANK