Packhorse rock lobster
Latin Name: Sagmariasus verreauxi
Weight: May exceed 15kg
Length: Tail length at or above 216mmFamily:
Packhorse rock lobsters are members of the Palinuridae family (spiny lobsters).
They are most abundant along the north and east coasts of the North Island from Cape Maria van Diemen to east Cape. The main fisher is in the northern part of this area. Some individuals are ofund as far south as Foveaux Strait, but there is no directed fishery for the spedies south of the Bay of Plenty.