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!
It looks kinda like that, but that lobster is found in Australia. Maybe it's a rock lobster?
We have slipper lobster here, and they taste just like the spiny lobster.
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!
Slipper lobsters. Very tasty. Same rules apply. No spearing, no taking females with eggs and must be a certain size.
I can barely cook them let alone hunt them. I can only trust that the fishermen in Market Square followed the rules.
Are you thinking of a spanish lobster - aka langusta or spotteds?
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!
Looking especially at the Spanish lobster it's easy to see why they're called 'the cockroach of the sea' 😉
Anyone with excess lobsters can donate to my favorite cause: me!
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.