spiny lobsters
Members of the family Palinuridae; lack large claws and have a flexible, leathery tail fan. (Syn. rock lobsters) [Bliss, 1982].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • Spiny lobster — Rock lobster redirects here. For the B 52 s song, see Rock Lobster. For other uses, see Rock Lobster (disambiguation). Spiny lobsters Temporal range: 110–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • spiny lobster — n. any of a family (Palinuridae) of lobsters lacking large pincers and having a spiny shell …   English World dictionary

  • spiny lobster — noun 1. warm water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California • Syn: ↑langouste, ↑rock lobster, ↑crayfish • Hypernyms: ↑shellfish • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spiny lobster — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spiny lobster — noun Date: 1819 any of several edible crustaceans (family Palinuridae, especially genus Panulirus) distinguished from true lobsters by the simple unenlarged first pair of legs and claws and the spiny carapace …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spiny lobster — any of several edible crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, differing from the true lobsters in having a spiny shell and lacking the large pincers. Also called crayfish, crawfish, sea crayfish, sea crawfish. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • spiny lobster — spin′y lob′ster n. ivt any of several edible crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, differing from true lobsters in having a spiny shell and lacking large pincers • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • California spiny lobster — Taxobox | name = California spiny lobster image width = 250px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea class = Malacostraca ordo = Decapoda infraordo = Achelata familia = Palinuridae genus = Panulirus species =… …   Wikipedia

  • lobster — /lob steuhr/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) lobster, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) lobsters. 1. any of various large, edible, marine, usually dull green, stalk eyed decapod crustaceans of the family Homaridae, esp. of the genus… …   Universalium

  • Lobster — For other uses, see Lobster (disambiguation). Lobster Temporal range: Valanginian–Recent …   Wikipedia

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