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    Default What is this?

    Caught this in a shrimp pot in PWS. Anybody know what it is?
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    It looks like the child of a shrimp, lobster, and crab having a threesome...
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    Looks like a Langoustine. Someone caught one earlier this spring and posted it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Looks like a Langoustine. Someone caught one earlier this spring and posted it.
    It was posted in the Boating thread.
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    How'd it taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutter View Post
    How'd it taste?

    That looks to scary to eat.
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    So this is what happens when a shrimp. lobster, and crab all get together and have a few too many drinks?

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    Default Hmmmm

    Looks like something that came from gconk's loins...

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    There are pretty popular as a dish where they are normally found. Just like shrimp would be. I can't remember where it is but I think it might be North East or something. Do a google image search for Langoustine. I have seen them on the food network.
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    I'll eat him! Him and about 20 other siblings.

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    According to everything I see, it's supposed to live in the Atlantic North East, not the Pacific North West.

    They are also known as Norway Lobster & Scampi.

    Boil the SOB up with your shrimp and dig in.

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    It's a squat lobster.
    Munida quadrispina

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    Squat lobsters are decapod crustaceans of the families Galatheidae and Chirostylidae, including the common genera Galathea and Munida. They are not lobsters at all, but are more closely related to porcelain crabs, hermit crabs and then, more distantly, true crabs.
    They are also much smaller than lobsters that can be legally harvested. For example, Munida rugosa has a maximum body length of 10 cm with abdomen extended, and the striated squat lobster Galathea australiensis has a carapace that reaches 15 cm in length.
    Flesh from these animals is often commercially sold in restaurants as "langostino lobster," or sometimes called merely "lobster" when incorporated in seafood dishes, which highly upsets the Maine lobster industry.
    The body of a squat lobster is usually flattened, the abdomen is typically folded under itself, and the first pereiopods (front legs) are greatly elongated and armed with long chelae (claws). The fifth pair of pereiopods is usually hidden within the gill chamber, under the carapace, giving squat lobsters the appearance of having only eight pereiopods.
    It was long assumed that squat lobsters hide in crevices and catch prey with their long claws. However, recent observations showed the animals to wait on the tops of Lophelia coral reefs and catch fish swimming past.
    They range from Alaska to Baja California, from depths of 60 to 4,800 feet.

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    I have caught them before too.... Did you eat it akjeff, and how'd it taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kisutch View Post
    It's a squat lobster.
    Munida quadrispina
    Didn't the B-52s sing a song about SQUAT LOBSTER?

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    have caught a bunch down in ketchikan when i lived down there we called them pinch bugs. we always tossed them back never tried to eat them to small you would have to catch a ton to have a meal
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