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Scientific name: Scyllarides elisabethae
Common name: Shovellar lobster
Taxonomy
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Arthropoda Crustacea Malacostraca Eumalacostraca Decapoda Pleocyemata Scyllaridae Arctidinae Scyllarides Scyllarides elisabethae

 

Short Description:

Unmistakable with broad flattened antennae.The body is dull brown with a rough texture and orange patternsThe legs are strikingly  banded vermilion,Also known as the slipper crayfish or shovel-nosed grayfish

 
 
Identification
features:
 
Size: 25cm
Behaviour: Shovels its way trough the surface layers of sedement
Distribution: Endemic:Cape Town to East Londen
Diet: Worms and mollucs
Depth: 150m 
Habitat: Rocky reefs with loose gravel patches
Reference:
  • Two Oceans
    (A guide to the marine life of Southern Africa)
    GM Branch;CL Griffiths;ML Branch;LE Beckley
Similar Species:
  • None on database

Database Statistics
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Photographer Date City Area Dive site Temp Size Depth Camera Photo Video
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-09-12 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 15 250mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-09-12 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 15 250mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Glenn Jacoby-(Port Elizabeth) 2010-09-12 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-Three Sisters 15 250mm 18m Fujifilm Finepix F50fd photo
Hildegard Viljoen-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-05-10 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Paris Maru Wreck (1934) 16 250mm 14m Sony DSC-W150 photo
Hildegard Viljoen-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-05-10 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Paris Maru Wreck (1934) 16 250mm 14m Sony DSC-W150 photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-10-18 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 13 250mm 18m Sony DSC-W150 photo
Juan Snyman-(Port Elizabeth) 2009-10-18 Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay (PE-AB)-The Haerlem Wreck (1987) 13 250mm 18m Sony DSC-W150 photo
 
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