It has lengths of 20 cm, maximum total length; between 2 and 9, carapace length. Taken at depths from 0 to 20 m, in coral or stone reefs with a sandy bottom. It is nocturnal and in the daytime hides in crevices, sometimes in small groups. Also on rubble. Scyllarids are commonly considered to be opportunistic omnivorous. Aquarium observations indicate that they may open bivalves.
Sculptured slipper lobster's Reproduction
Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.
Sculptured slipper lobster habitat
This species occurs between 0-20 metres deep, in coral and stone reefs, with a sandy bottom habitat. It is nocturnal and is often found hiding in crevices during the daytime, occasionally in small groups (Holthuis 1991).
The main threat to this species is that of harvesting for food. However this is not a targeted fishery, and most specimens are taken incidentally within the Spiny Lobster fishery so this is unlikley to pose a signifcant threat to the population.