Monday, August 31, 2020

THE BALMAIN BUG IS A SLIPPER LOBSTER WITH NO CLAWS

Introduction

The Balmain Bug is a type of slipper lobster and is closely related to the rock lobsters. It is a popular, edible crustacean common throughout Sydney fish markets and fish shops.

Identification

The Balmain Bug has no pincers and uses its short, wide antennae to dig into sand and mud on the ocean floor in search of food.

Habitat

The Balmain Bug lives in the ocean at depths of 20 m - 500 m.

Distribution

The Balmain Bug is found from Southport in Queensland, through to New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania to Geraldton in Western Australia. Also found in New Zealand.

From: https://australian.museum/learn/animals/crustaceans/balmain-bug/

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