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Lesser slipper lobster

Order Decapoda
Family Scyllaridae

Marine decapod crustacean. Crushed carapace, quadrangular form, hard and rough with numerous denticles. Antennae crushed, shaped like a trowel, with the anterior border divided into lobes. Five pairs of legs without pincers, except those of the fifth pair of females. Abdominal segments decorated with rugosities that form a characteristic drawing, the Cross of Santiago. Dark brown color on the back and yellowish on the abdominal region. It can measure up to 15 cm.

FAO code
Scyllarus arctus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Kleiner Bärenkrebs
France Petite cigale
Italy Magnosella
Portugal Cigarra do mar
United Kingdom Lesser slipper lobster
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