slipper lobster

Definition

Food

  • A small lobster, Scyllarus arctus or Scyllarides squammosis, with a flat slipper-shaped tail which is the part used. The Mediterranean variety S. arctus (up to 13 cm) has little meat and is usually used in soups. The tail of the larger variety S. squammosis which is fished off the coast of Queensland in Australia, is eaten as a dish in its own right.
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