Fish Species

Red Hairy lobster

Red Hairy lobster - Description

The Red Hairy lobster is a small tropical red reef lobster with pronounced white hairs and spots all over it's body.

It is known by a variety of names including: Red Hairy lobster, Red Reef Lobster, Hawaiian Reef Lobster,  Red dwarf lobster, Hairy Reef Lobster and Red Hawaiian Reef Lobster.

Popular Name: Red Hairy lobster
Species: Enoplometopus Occidentalis

Profile of the Red Hairy lobster

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red Hairy lobster species.

  • Size: 5 inches 

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temperature range 72-78F - pH 8.3 - 100 litre tank minimum

  • Diet / Feeding: Omnivore, mainly scavenges for scraps at night.

  • Temperament: A shy nocturnal animal generally aggressive towards it's tank-mates.

  • Habitat: Reef Compatible.

  • Behaviour: A nocturnal animal that will try to find a cave or similar to hide out of the light during daylight hours.

  • Range: Indo-Pacific.

Scientific Classification of the Red Hairy lobster

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Enoplometopus Occidentalis

  • Popular Name: Red Hairy lobster - Red Reef Lobster - Hawaiian Reef Lobster - Red dwarf lobster - Hairy Reef Lobster - Red Hawaiian Reef Lobster

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Family: Nephropidae

Crustaceans Index

Facts about Fish Species - Red Hairy lobster

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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