Concept

Ibacus peronii

Summary
Ibacus peronii, the Balmain bug or butterfly fan lobster, is a species of slipper lobster. It lives in shallow waters around Australia and is the subject of small-scale fishery. It is a flattened, reddish brown animal, up to long and wide, with flattened antennae and no claws. Description In common with other slipper lobsters, Ibacus peronii has a broad, flattened body and a large carapace. The carapace is reddish brown, and reaches lengths of , with the whole animal able to reach a length of , and a width of . The antennae are also long and broad, and the flattened form of the whole animal allows it to partly penetrate itself in soft substrates. They have five pairs of legs and no claws. Captured animals typically weigh around , but the weight can range from . Female Ibacus peronii grows faster and reaches larger sizes in comparison to male Ibacus peronii. The
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