June 22nd, 2012

sweet look

Shovelnose Lobster Scyllarides latus
One of the two lobsters commonly caught by Cretan fishermen, the shovelnose is also known as the Spanish or slipper lobster. As you can see, it has no large claws for offence or defence. Instead, this lobster relies on camouflaging itself between the rocks during the day, but it can flick its tail open and closed to scoot off backwards when necessary.