Galathea strigosa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Galathea strigosa
Galathea strigosa 02 by Line1.jpg
Scientific classification
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
  • Ogre Cancer 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 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)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1905: 1–220.
  2. ^ a b M. J. de Kluijver; S. S. Ingalsuo. "Galathea strigosa". Macrobenthos of the North Sea: Crustacea. Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  3. ^ a b Kåre Telnes. "Galathea strigosa". Archived from the original on 2007-12-22.