Enoplometopus daumi

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Latin name Enoplometopus daumi
Local name Daum's Reef Lobster
Family Enoplometopidae - Enoplometopus
Origin Australia, Indonesia, Central/West Pacific
Max length 15 cm (5,9")
As aquarium fish
Minimum volume 200 cm (53 gal)
Hardiness Hardy
Suitable for aquarium Suitable for most aquarium
Reef safe Reef safe with caution
Aggressiveness Peaceful
Recommended Small crustaceans (Krill, mysis, artemia...)
Mostly Detritus
Beware of
Can be a threat to smaller fish and shrimps

This species may eat small fish and especially small shrimps, there are, however, some aquarists who manage to get them to coexist just fine.

Keep in mind
Rearranges rocks and sand

This species has a habit of rearranging rocks and sand.

Make sure rocks are placed securely on the substrate, so they cannot toppled over.

Hiding places

This species needs good hiding places, for example, between live rocks.


This species is nocturnal and therefore the most active when the light is dimmed or turned off.

Descriptions and further reading
Family description (Enoplometopidae)

Reef lobsters (Enoplometopidae) can be very attractive, but one rarely sees them, as they only appear when it's dark. They are therefore most suited to aquarists who have a special liking for these animals.

References and further reading

About references

Bob Fenner. Lobsters For Marine Aquariums? - Wet Web Media - (English)
Ronald L. Shimek. 2004. Marine Invertebrates (PocketExpert Guide) - TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)