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galera (today's sample record)

Plural: galeres

Language: Catalan

Description: Mantis shrimp. Squill. A flat tailed crustacean with a delicate flavour found from the eastern coast of North America to the Adriatic and Mediterranean. It is related to a crab rather than a prawn and bears some resemblance to a praying mantis, a kind of flat lobster which makes a chirp like a cricket and has lilac marks on its white flesh.

Mantis shrimps for sale in the Mercat Central in Valencia

Latin: Squilla mantis
Ethnicity: Catalan
Most frequent country: Andorra, Spain
Most frequent region: Catalonia

See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Catalan food and cuisine

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