Sagmariasus verreauxi, green rock lobster
Author Lindsay G. Thompson
English: Cray Fish. Palinurus hugellii. Attains a weight of 10 lbs.
English: Thompson, Lindsay G. (1893) History of the Fisheries of New South Wales : with a Sketch of the Laws by Which They Have Been Regulated, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Charles Potter, Government Printer
Sagmariasus verreauxi is a species of spiny lobster that lives around northern New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands the Chatham Islands and Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. It is probably the longest decapod crustacean in the world, alongside the American lobster Homarus americanus, growing to lengths of up to 60 cm. The species has many common names in English, including Australian crayfish, common crayfish, common Sydney crayfish, eastern crayfish, Eastern rock lobster, green cray, green crayfish, green lobster, green rock lobster, marine crayfish, New South Wales spiny lobster, packhorse crayfish, packhorse lobster, sea crayfish, smooth-tailed crayfish and Sydney crayfish.