The Squat Lobster (the name often used for Galathea) is a genus of decapod crustacea. The body is lobster-like, but is broad and somewhat flattened, the tail being habitually carried in a bent position. Several species inhabit the northeastern Atlantic shores.
John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917)