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South African rock lobster

Order Decapoda
Family Palinuridae

Marine crustacean of orange to red-brown color, with long antennae extending from the front of the head. Tail fan orange, blue and green. Thorax spiny. Eyes black and stalked. It has a maximum total body length of 46 cm and a carapace length of 18 cm.

FAO code
Jasus lalandii
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun jul aug
International denominations
Germany Kap-Languste
France Langouste du Cap
Italy Aragosta sudafricana
Portugal Lagosta do Cabo
United Kingdom South African rock lobster
Japan Minamiiseebi-zoku
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