|Spiny lobsters: through the eyes of the giant packhorse|
Booth, J. (2011). Spiny lobsters: through the eyes of the giant packhorse. Victoria University Press: Wellington. ISBN 978-0-86473-6550 . 256 pp.
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VLIZ: Crustacea CRU154 
Aquaculture; Distribution; Ecology; Life cycle; Physiology; Spiny lobsters; Taxonomy; New Zealand [Marine Regions]; Marine
Covering the remarkable life cycle of the largest spiny lobster in existence, this fascinating reference explores the packhorse lobster, one of the most primitive of all crayfish, found off the coasts of northern New Zealand and mideastern Australia. From egg to plate, the chapters cover the taxonomy, ecology, distribution, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of these intriguing creatures. Fishing techniques used to catch them are also investigated, depicting their impact on lobster populations as well as the ways in which they are then processed and marketed.