10 November 2009

Tuesday Crustie: Strigose

Galathea strigosa
Strigose (from the New Latin strigosus, from striga row of bristles, from Latin, furrow): having appressed bristles or scales <a strigose leaf>

And you needed to know that to fully appreciate the name for this squat lobster, Galathea strigosa. (It’s the one in front, not that chordate interloper in back.)

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