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Galathea strigosa


Galathea strigosa

Galathea strigosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Galatheidae
Genus: Galathea
Species: G. strigosa
Binomial name
Galathea strigosa
(Linnaeus, 1761)
Synonyms [1]
  • Cancer strigosus Linnaeus, 1761
  • Astacus strigosus (Linnaeus, 1761)
  • Calypso Periculosa Risso, 1816
  • Janira periculosa (Risso, 1816)
  • Galathaea strigosa (Linnaeus, 1761)
  • Galathea spinigera Leach, 1815

Galathea strigosa is a species of squat lobster found in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, from the Nordkapp to the Canary Islands, and in the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea.[2] It is edible, but not fished for commercially.[3] It is the largest squat lobster in the northeast Atlantic, reaching a length of 90 millimetres (3.5 in), or a carapace length of 53 mm (2.1 in),[2] and is easily identified by the transverse blue stripes across the body.[3]


  1. ^ Keiji Baba, Enrique Macpherson, Gary C. B. Poore, Shane T. Ahyong, Adriana Bermudez, Patricia Cabezas, Chia-Wei Lin, Martha Nizinski, Celso Rodrigues & Kareen E. Schnabel (2008). "Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura – families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae)".  
  2. ^ a b M. J. de Kluijver & S. S. Ingalsuo. "Galathea strigosa". Macrobenthos of the North Sea: Crustacea.  
  3. ^ a b Kåre Telnes. "Galathea strigosa". 
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