Scyllarides aequinoctialis

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Scyllarides aequinoctialis
Scyllarides aequinoctialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Achelata
Family: Scyllaridae
Genus: Scyllarides
Species: S. aequinoctialis
Binomial name
Scyllarides aequinoctialis
(Lund, 1793) [2][3]
  • Scyllarus aequinoctialis Lund, 1793
  • Pseudibacus gerstaeckeri Pfeffer, 1881

Scyllarides aequinoctialis is a species of slipper lobster that lives in the western Atlantic Ocean from South Carolina to São Paulo State, Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and Bermuda.[2] Its common name is Spanish slipper lobster.[1] It grows up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long, with a carapace 12 cm (4.7 in) long.[2] S. aequinoctialis is the type species of the genus Scyllarides, and the first species of slipper lobster to be described from the Western Atlantic.[4]


  1. ^ a b M. Butler, A. Cockcroft & A. MacDiarmid (2013). "Scyllarides aequinoctialis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015.4: e.T170075A6726084. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T170075A6726084.en. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Lipke B. Holthuis (1991). "Scyllarides aequinoctialis" (PDF). FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 13. Marine Lobsters of the World. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization. pp. 183–184. ISBN 92-5-103027-8.
  3. ^ "Scyllarides aequinoctialis (Lund, 1793)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Lipke B. Holthuis (2002). "The Indo-Pacific scyllarine lobsters (Crustacea, Decapoda, Scyllaridae)" (PDF). Zoosystema. 24 (3): 499–683.