Parribacus japonicus

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Parribacus japonicus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Scyllaridae
Genus: Parribacus
Species: P. japonicus
Binomial name
Parribacus japonicus
Holthuis, 1960 [2]

Parribacus japonicus, the Japanese mitten lobster, is a species of slipper lobster. The Japanese name zōri-ebi (ゾウリエビ)[3] refers to the zōri, a type of Japanese sandal, which it resembles in appearance.[4] It lives in shallow water, up to 20 metres (66 ft) deep, around the southern coasts of Japan, from Maizuru and Tokyo Bay to the Ryūkyū Islands.[3] It grows up to 16 centimetres (6.3 in) in total length, and is occasionally fished and sold for its meat.[3]


  1. ^ A. MacDiarmid (2011). "Parribacus japonicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Tin-Yam Chan (2009). "Parribacus japonicus Holthuis, 1960". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Lipke B. Holthuis (1991). "Parribacus japonicus". FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 13. Marine Lobsters of the World. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Food and Agriculture Organization. ISBN 92-5-103027-8. 
  4. ^ "ゾウリエビ Pariibacus japonicus Holthuis, 1960" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 12, 2010.