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Florida lobsters (or Spiny lobsters) are also known as langouste or rock lobsters. They can easily be distinguished from other lobsters by their very long, thick, spiny antennae and by their lack of claws on the first four pairs of walking legs. The Spiny Lobster fishery is the largest commercial fishery in Florida when its measured in dollars. The Spiny Lobster gets its name from the forward pointing spines that cover their bodies to help protect them from predators. Spiny lobsters are found in almost all warm seas, everywhere from the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea to Australia and South Africa. Spiny lobsters tend to live in crevices of rocks and coral reefs and usually only venture out at night to eat. Their diet usually consists of snails, clams, sea hares, crabs, or sea urchins. Sometimes, they migrate in large groups (or long files of Lobsters) across the ocean floor, often measuring 50 lobsters long. They vary in color from white to a dark red-orange.

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