🦀😍These cray-zy colourful crustaceans are Tropical rock lobster, nope not “crayfish” as we like to call them in Australia and New Zealand. Technically they are neither lobster nor crayfish! 🤯 Despite the fact they have very similar appearances to crays and lobsters, they don’t actually belong to the same family and are not even closely related. Lobsters, sometimes named “true” lobsters, belong to the family Nephropidae whereas rock lobsters belong to Palinuridae. There are three families of crayfish: Cambaridae, Astacidae, Parastacidae, also different from the two previous families. In lobsters and crayfish, the pair of legs closest to the head are differentiated into two claws. There are no claws in rock lobsters. Instead of claws, rock lobsters developed other defences, such as spikey thorns all over their body and two very sharp horns on their head. Definitely needed two pairs of gloves 👊🦀#spikeyfuckers #catchandcook#crustaceans#rocklobster#tropicalrocklobster#crayfishing#craysfordays#freedive#divetosurvive#sealife#huntandgather#sustainableliving#seafood#eatsleepdiverepeat#justanotherdayinwa#westisbest#exmouth#ningalooreef
Brandon and the first of a feast, what a weekend! We have finished recovering, cleaning boats and cars and have edited some video from our Trip to the tip. Check out The venture fam on you tube tonight for a new vlog!😃🦀🎣💃🕺#tiptrip#tropicalrocklobster#lobster#spearfishing_international#spearfishing#thegreatbarrierreef#reeffishing#reeftrip#hunting#theventurefam
Do you know that crustaceans such as this tropical rock lobster can alter their carotenoid wavelength to any colour in the visible spectrum? When cooked, the original red carotenoid is released producing the colour we associate with cooked seafood.
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