20 July 2010

Tuesday Crustie: Bug

Bugs! One I know a little bit about and have published a little research on. This is Ibacus alticrenatus, a slipper lobster. There’s a developing fishery for two species in this genus in Australia, and probably other regions, too.

Photo by Saspotato on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons license.

Additional: Hm. Looking at this again, I wonder if this might actually be Ibacus peronii. This angle makes for a dramatic photo, but also makes it hard to tell the species.

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