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Thenus (Slipper lobster)

Synonyms: Sagaritis; Scyllibacus

Wikipedia Abstract

Thenus orientalis is a species of slipper lobster from the Indian and Pacific oceans. T. orientalis is known by a number of common names. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization prefers the name flathead lobster which is also the english translation of the thai name kang kraden (กั้งกระดาน) of this species', while the official Australian name is Bay lobster'. In Australia, it is more widely known as the Moreton Bay bug after Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, Queensland. In Singapore, both the flathead lobster and true crayfish are called crayfish. They are used in many Singaporean dishes. The species is sometimes confused with the Balmain bug, Ibacus peronii, but they can be distinguished by the placement of the eyes: the eyes of I. peronii are near the midline, while those of T. o
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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0