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The Biology and Fisheries of the Slipper Lobster

1st Edition

Edited by Kari L. Lavalli, Ehud Spanier

CRC Press

416 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 162 B/W Illus.

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Written by international experts, The Biology and Fisheries of the Slipper Lobster provides comprehensive coverage of the known biology, ecology, behavior, physiology, evolutionary history, and genetics of the numerous species in the family Scyllaridae. It covers fishing methods and regulations, size and composition of catches, fisheries management, and distribution of those particular species that are targeted species or by-products of other fisheries. The book takes a comparative approach to understanding fisheries in different regions of the world and examines management plans that have failed and those that have succeeded.


"This book should be welcome by students of lobster biology."

– Frederick R. Schram, Burke Museum, University of Washington, in Contributions to Zoology, 2007, Vol. 76, No. 2

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Biology and Fisheries of Slipper Lobsters, K.L. Lavalli and E. Spanier


Taxonomy and Evolution, W.R. Webber and J. Booth

Genetics of Slipper Lobsters, A.M. Deiana, A. Libertini, A. Cau, R. Cannas, E. Coluccia, and S. Salvadori

Early Life Histories of Slipper Lobsters, H. Sekiguchi, J.D. Booth and W.R. Webber

Factors Important in Larval and Postlarval Molting, Growth, and Rearing, S. Mikami and A.V. Kuballa

Feeding Morphology and Digestive System of Slipper Lobsters, D. Johnston

Behavior and Sensory Biology of Slipper Lobsters, K.L. Lavalli, E. Spanier, and F. Grasso

The Mineralization and Biomechanics of the Exoskeleton, F.R. Horne and S.F. Tarsitano

Growth of Slipper Lobsters of the Genus Scyllarides, M. Bianchini and S. Ragonese

Directions for Future Research in Slipper Lobster Biology, E. Spanier and K.L. Lavalli


Observations on the Ecology of Scyllarides aequinoctialis, S. nodifer, and Parribacus antarcticus and a Description of the Florida Scyllarid Lobster Fishery, W.C. Sharp, J.H. Hunt, & W. H. Teehan

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Fishery: A Targeted Slipper Lobster Fishery, G. DiNardo and R. Moffitt

The Biology of the Mediterranean Scyllarids, D. Pessani and M. Mura

Biology and Fishery of the Galápagos Slipper Lobster, A. Hearn, V. Toral-Granda, C. Martinez, and G. Reck

Biology and Fishery of Slipper Lobster, Thenus orientalis, in India, E.V. Radhakrishnan, M.K. Manisseri, and V.D. Deshmukh

Biology and Fishery of the Bay Lobster, Thenus spp., C.M. Jones

Fishery and Biology of Commercially Exploited Australian Fan Lobsters (Ibacus spp.), J.A. Haddy, J. Stewart, and K.J. Graham

Slipper Lobster Fisheries-Present Status and Future Perspectives, E. Spanier and K.L. Lavalli

List of Contributing Authors

List of Reviewers for Chapters


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology