Eduarctus martensiiis commonly referred to as Slipper Lobster, Striated Locust Lobster, Slipper Lobster/Striated Locust Lobster. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The German name "Bären "krebs suggests a rather stately crustacean, similar to the English name "Lobster". In fact, Eduarctus martensii is an optically cute little crab.
Irrespective of the small size of this animal, you should make sure that you do not get your fingers or toes between the strong scissors!
Eduarctus martensii prefers soft bottom substrates such as sand and mud, occasionally together with mussels, pumice, foraminifers or bryozoans. and is collected commercially, but occurs as unwanted by-catch in net fishing.
Aquaristic husbandry experience with striped locust lobster is currently not available.