The lobster, with its characteristic antennae and claws, is a crustacean with a body that can reach up to 50 centimeters in length, covered by a thick prickly shell. It likes rocky areas and places with marine vegetation, as long as there are plenty of mollusks to feed on. During the day, lobsters hide in crevices or among algae. At night-time, they go out in search for food, returning to their shelter in the morning. When threatened, the lobster moves quickly by hunching its back, with the tail wide open, and keeping the legs and antennae facing forward. It dwells between 70 and 200 meters deep, normally moving closer to coastal areas during breeding season.