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.
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
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United Kingdom Lobster
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