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Family Scyllaridae

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.

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HAWAII

Scyllarides haanii

Puako, Hawaii, 15 feet

Kona, Hawaii

RIDGEBACK SLIPPER LOBSTER     'ULA PAPAPA

Rare in caverns & dark holes.  Body is very thick and inflated, row of large bumps on back.  Color is orange with purple margins.  Attains 20 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.