The rock lobster is another type of warm water lobster. Officially a member of the genus Jasus, there are six separate species, including the Cape rock lobster, Red rock lobster, and Southern rock lobster.
The rock lobster is found in warm waters around the world, including the coast of Australia and New Zealand.
Like other warm water lobsters, the rock lobster differs from a true lobster (such as the Maine lobster, from the genus homarus) in that it lacks claws, and has noticeable antennae instead. Similar to the Spiny lobster, the tail meat of the Rock lobster is often sold frozen or canned as an inexpensive alternative to true lobster tail.
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