Species catalogue

Lobster

Order Decapoda
Family Nephropidae

Marine decapod crustacean. Body and abdomen are very similar to those of lobster (Palinurus Elephas). The difference between them are the huge claws of the first locomotor legs. Very resistant carapace, almost cylindrical. The color is dark, greenish or blackish blue. It is the largest crustaceans from the European coast. It can measure up to 60 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
LBE
Specie
Homarus gammarus
Type
Crustaceans
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Hummer
France Homard
Italy Lupicante
Portugal Lavagante
United Kingdom Lobster
Japan Iseebi
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Gillnets
Pots traps

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