Squat lobsters look a bit like a cross between crabs and lobsters or a tiny lobster curled in half! They have a long, flattened body and a tail tucked up underneath. As with many other crustaceans, squat lobsters can use their tail as a paddle to escape backwards very quickly.
What to look for
This species is particularly vibrant, with a stunning red body, decorated with electric blue stripes across the body and around the eyes. Two long, chunky, red claws stick out in front, covered in thick brown hairs (spines).
Where to find
Fairly common around the UK, North east Atlantic, Mediterranean and Red Seas
Did you know?
This species is more likely to be found at night, when it leaves its rocky crevice to scavenge for food!