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What are those Goan Lobsters?

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What are those Goan Lobsters?

Does anyone know what those massive shrimp like things that they call Lobster out in Goa actually are?

I know once cooked the meat is very similar to Lobster, but the beast you see aren't like "regular" lobster that we would see served in Europe or America's - for starters they're missing the claws.

Are they just a differing species of Lobster or another large crustacean?

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1. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

Crayfish

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2. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

I asked a man in the Fish Market in the Bull Ring Birmingham and he said they must be rock lobsters.

They sell Pomfret in the Bull ring market too.

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3. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

I thought they are langoustines ?

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4. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

Shrimps??

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5. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

Hi

I think they are spiny lobsters.

A spiny lobst does not have claws and is frequented in the Caribbean, Africa and the Arabian Sea.

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6. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

looks like a winner Stella :)

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7. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

This article discusses the question.... hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Food/The-fa…

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8. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

Like towerpower said they are crayfish

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9. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

@goangal good article. Goes a long way to explain why calling them crayfish and langoustine can be right but it does appear they are in fact spiny lobsters. Certainly if you use google images and search spiny lobsters that's pretty much what they look like.

Thanks

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10. Re: What are those Goan Lobsters?

Crayfish.

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