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Slipper lobsters have
paddle-shaped antennae and are typically found on cavern ceilings during
the day. Large species are no longer common due to heavy
fishing pressure and disregard for local laws. Minimum tail width is 2.75
inches. Illegal to harvest from May through August, spearing and
taking of females with eggs prohibited.
REGAL SLIPPER LOBSTER
Locally common at night
among ledges and caverns at scuba depth. Attains 7 inches. Hawaii, New
Caledonia, Easter Island, and Reunion.