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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Kleiner Bärenkrebs
France: 
Petite cigale
Italy: 
Magnosella
Portugal: 
Cigarra do mar
UK: 
Lesser slipper lobster
Fishing gears: 
Gillnets
Pots traps
FAO code: 
SCY
Scientific name: 
Scyllarus arctus
Type: 
Crustacean
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: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC