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Mediterranean locust lobster

Order Decapoda
Family Scyllaridae

Marine crustacean with a robust body, hard and rough, covered with numerous granulations, with the quadrangular shell. Antenas crushed, in the form of a pallet, with the front edge smooth. Five pairs of legs without pincers. The first four abdominal segments with a central crestal bulge. Color reddish brown on the back and yellowish on the abdominal region. The antennae and the legs have bluish and violet tones. The first abdominal segment presents three dark spots, surrounded in part by a yellowish halo. Up to 45 cm in length.

FAO code
Scyllarides latus
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
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Grosser Bärenkrebs
China 宽体拟蝉虾
France Grande cigale
Italy Cigala o Magnosa
Portugal Cavaco
United Kingdom Mediterranean locust lobster
Japan Semiebi-zoku
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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