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ms411
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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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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2014 6:03 pm
janeinstx
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slipper lobster? http://www.scuba-equipment-usa.com/marine/JAN04/Slipper_Lobster(Scllarides_squammosus).html

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Posted : October 16, 2014 7:02 pm
ms411
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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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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2014 7:18 pm
OptimusPrime
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We have slipper lobster here, and they taste just like the spiny lobster.

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Posted : October 16, 2014 7:24 pm
ms411
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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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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2014 7:29 pm
Alana33
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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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Posted : October 16, 2014 7:33 pm
ms411
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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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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2014 8:02 pm
rotorhead
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Mantis Shrimp?

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Posted : October 16, 2014 8:16 pm
Alana33
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Totally different.

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Posted : October 16, 2014 8:42 pm
DonExodus
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Are you thinking of a spanish lobster - aka langusta or spotteds?

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Posted : October 17, 2014 2:14 am
Alana33
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See this link for photos of the slipper lobster: http://www.realmonstrosities.com/2012/08/slipper-lobster.html

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Posted : October 17, 2014 7:52 am
St X
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Spiny lobster-Panulirus Argus

Spotted Lobster- Panulirus Guttatus

Slipper Lobster- Scyllarides Nodifer

Spanish Lobster-Scyllarides Aequinoctialis

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Posted : October 17, 2014 12:49 pm
ms411
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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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Topic starter Posted : October 17, 2014 11:00 pm
ChrisMI
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Looking especially at the Spanish lobster it's easy to see why they're called 'the cockroach of the sea' 😉

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Posted : October 18, 2014 12:22 am
Alana33
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Anyone with excess lobsters can donate to my favorite cause: me!

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Posted : October 18, 2014 12:38 am
AandA2VI
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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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Posted : October 20, 2014 3:04 am
ms411
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Good thing you're not leading snorkel tours in FL.

http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_profiles/species/lobster/species_pages/caribbean_spiny_lobster.htm

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Topic starter Posted : October 20, 2014 12:56 pm
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