Balmain bug


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Balmain bug

(ˈbælmeɪn)
n
(Animals) a flattish edible Australian shellfish, Ibacus peronii, similar to the Moreton Bay bug
[named after Balmain, a suburb of Sydney, Australia]
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Found in warm muddy waters, the slipper lobster is best known in Australia as the Moreton Bay bug or Balmain bug. This species has been frozen and exported to the US from Thailand, Singapore, and Australia.