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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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Scyllarides squammosus

Slipper Lobster, Portlock, 40 feet

Portlock, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Shipwreck Beach, Lana'i, 60 feet

SCALY SLIPPER LOBSTER    'ULA PAPAPA

Uncommon in caverns & dark holes.  Golden-brown with purple margins.  Attains 16 inches.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.