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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Fecundity and egg-size of the Balmain bug Ibacus peronii (Leach, 1815) (Decapoda, Scyllaridae) off the east coast of Australia.
In crustaceans, the loss of the giant escape circuit in the slipper lobster species Ibacus peronii Leach, 1815 and Ibacus alticrenatus Bate, 1888 (Scyllaridae) is of particular interest here (Faulkes, 2004).
Jacklyn and Ritz (1986) also reported that Ibacus peronii had LGs (Jacklyn and Ritz, 1986), but later research did not support this observation (Faulkes, 2004).
Locust or flathead lobsters are also of gastronomic value--the Mediterranean locust lobster (Scyllarides latus), the small European locust lobster (Scyllarus arctus), Ibacus peronii, Thenus orientalis, and others.