woclasscarrier asked:

sometimes you get all sorts of funny creatures from the sea, and then there's the sculptured slipper lobster

iguanamouth answered:

when i firs t read this i thought you were literally just throwing unrelated words together but. no. no. its a real thing. lets say “slipper lobster” thirty times real quick just for fun

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 there it is

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 theyre ALSO called sculpted mitten lobsters and they apparently just. hang out on the ocean floor and sleep all day, emerging at night to eat clams and crabs and probably human toes from divers who forget what theyre doing and try to wear it

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and theres more of them ! theres a whole damn family of shoe based crustaceans, none of which are actually true lobsters. some of them can get Really Colorful, like this regal slipper lobster

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the largest of em is the aesop slipper lobster, which can get up to 20 inches in length. thats almost two feet. two feet of slipper lobster. jesus christ

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