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Coral Reef Facts:

Spanish Slipper lobster (Scyllarides aequinoctialis) 2011 All Rights Reserved photo: Fred Bavendam

Slipper lobsters are a family of decapod crustaceans found in all warm oceans and seas. Despite their name, they are not true lobsters, but are more closely related to spiny lobsters and furry lobsters.” They “are instantly recognizable by their enlarged antennae, which project forward from the head as wide plates.” This transformed antennae gives the the slipper lobster its distinctive shape.

Fact Source: wikipedia

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