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Lobster?

ms411
October 16, 2014 02:03PM

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I know the spiney lobster, but not sure what the other, smaller creature that looks similar to just a tail but flatter is. Googled lobster and didn't see anything similar except lobster tails. At least whatever that is will fit in my pot!

Thanks!

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janeinstx
October 16, 2014 03:02PM

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ms411
October 16, 2014 03:18PM

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It looks kinda like that, but that lobster is found in Australia. Maybe it's a rock lobster?

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OptimusPrime
October 16, 2014 03:24PM

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We have slipper lobster here, and they taste just like the spiny lobster.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/16/2014 03:25PM by OptimusPrime.

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ms411
October 16, 2014 03:29PM

Registered: 8 years ago
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Thank you, both! All the Google results only mention spiney lobsters in Caribbean. I am going to try that one next, because the others are just too big!

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Alana33
October 16, 2014 03:33PM

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Slipper lobsters. Very tasty. Same rules apply. No spearing, no taking females with eggs and must be a certain size.

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ms411
October 16, 2014 04:02PM

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I can barely cook them let alone hunt them. I can only trust that the fishermen in Market Square followed the rules.

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rotorhead
October 16, 2014 04:16PM

Registered: 12 years ago
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Mantis Shrimp?

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Alana33
October 16, 2014 04:42PM

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Totally different.

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DonExodus
October 16, 2014 10:14PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 301

Are you thinking of a spanish lobster - aka langusta or spotteds?

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Alana33
October 17, 2014 03:52AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,847

See this link for photos of the slipper lobster:[www.realmonstrosities.com]

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St X
October 17, 2014 08:49AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 133

Spiny lobster-Panulirus Argus



Spotted Lobster- Panulirus Guttatus


Slipper Lobster- Scyllarides Nodifer


Spanish Lobster-Scyllarides Aequinoctialis

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ms411
October 17, 2014 07:00PM

Registered: 8 years ago
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Well, even though I've had enough lobster for a month, I'm going to Market Square STT to find out more about slipper lobsters. They probably won't have them, because I don't see them every week. Those spiney lobsters are just too big!

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ChrisMI
October 17, 2014 08:22PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 213

Looking especially at the Spanish lobster it's easy to see why they're called 'the cockroach of the sea' ;-)

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Alana33
October 17, 2014 08:38PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,847

Anyone with excess lobsters can donate to my favorite cause: me!

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AandA2VI
October 19, 2014 11:04PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,205

Please consider NOT eating lobster or maybe only once a year. Not sure if y'all know but lobster - spiny - take FIVE years to mature. While there are regulations on collection size and times of year, they are in a huge decline.

Personally I can't eat it - for above mentioned reasons but also because the feed one Sh|* and decaying mater.

Like putting a roach on the BBQ. Gross. But hey that's just me. Like eating dumpster chicken. I just can't do it lol.

I catch spotteds nearly very night for our night snorkel visitors, educate and release. All of our guests are suprised by the info they get and many leave with a new view on lobster.

In regards to slippers - they are not rare perse but I will tell you that they are MUCH more rare than the spiney and spotted. I've never seen a female with eggs or tar spot - I've only seen a few dozen in 2 years. I've caught quite a few to show guests but I could never eat one because they just don't seem to be that coommon.

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ms411
October 20, 2014 08:56AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,417

Good thing you're not leading snorkel tours in FL.

[www.fishwatch.gov]

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