28 July 2009

Tuesday Crustie: Giving you the eye

Scyllarides latus
Slipper lobster (Scyllarides latus). Slipper lobsters are fairly closely related to spiny lobsters, more so than they are to clawed lobsters.

I did research on a couple of different slipper lobster species than the one shown here, and am always sort of surprised that slipper lobsters are not better known. I think they’re very charismatic crustaceans, with all sorts of interesting shapes and colours.

From user Joachim S. Muller on Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.

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