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Let's Call the Spiny Lobster "Spiny Lobster"

In: Crustaceana
Author: Harold W. Sims
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109 LET'S CALL THE SPINY LOBSTER "SPINY LOBSTER" BY HAROLD W. SIMS, Jr. Florida Board of Conservation, Marine Laboratory, St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A. 1) In reviewing the literature on the spiny lobsters of the world I find a never- ending multiple usage of common names for the animals. If we refer to papers by Chace & Dumont, 1949, Wilson, 1952, Smith, 1958, Dees, 1961 and others too numerous to mention, we find the animals given such names as spiny lobster, rock lobster, sea crayfish, langosta, langouste, royal langouste, kreef, thorny lobster, red crab and long oyster. However, these names pale

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