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American lobster

Order Decapoda
Family Nephropidae

Crustacean whose body is divided into 21 segments: 6 segments of the head region, 8 segments compose the thorax and seven segments form the abdomen. The body is black-green or brown-green. The eyes are in the first segment of the head. The second segment of the head has antennas with detector hairs. It has ten legs, five pairs are articulated and extend from the region of the thorax. The first pair of these legs extends toward the head and has claws at the end.

FAO code
Homarus americanus
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
jul aug sep oct
International denominations
Germany Amerikanischer Hummer
France Homard américain
Italy Astice americano
Portugal Lavagante americano
United Kingdom American lobster
Japan Omaru lobster
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Pots traps

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