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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Jasus lalandii (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Jasus (Jasus) lalandii (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)

Palinurus lalandii H.Milne Edwards, 1837, Histoire naturelle des Crustacés, 2: 293. Name placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology in Opinion 612 (published in 1961).
Palinostus lalandii Bate, 1888
Palinosytus lalandii Stebbing, 1893. The question whether the specific name should be written lalandii or lalandei (named for Pierre de la Lande) has been definitely settled in favour of lalandii by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature in their Opinion 612. The specific name lalandii has, at times, been used for other species of the subgenus Jasus.

FAO Names:
Cape rock lobster [English]
Langoustine du Cap [French]
Langosta del Cabo [Spanish]

Local Names:
FRANCE: Langouste du Cap
GERMANY: Kaplanguste, Afrikanische Languste, Rote languste
SOUTH AFRICA: Cape crawfish, Cape crayfish, Cape spiny crayfish, Cape rocklobster, Cape spiny lobster (English); Kaapse kreef, Kreef (Suidafrikaans)
UK: South African rock lobster, Cape spiny lobster

Cape rock lobster (Jasus lalandii)