European lobster

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European lobster
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Homarus gammarus


European lobster
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Crustacea
Class:Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Suborder:Pleocyemata

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Superfamily:Nephropoidea
Family:Nephropidae
Genus:Homarus
Species:H. gammarus
Binomial name
Homarus gammarus
Linnaeus, 1758

The European lobster (Homarus gammarus) is a large clawed lobster whose range includes the eastern Atlantic Ocean from the Lofoten Islands in northwestern Norway to the Azores and Morocco. It has also been found in parts of the Mediterranean Sea and the northwestern parts of the Black Sea. Its counterpart in the western Atlantic is the American lobster Homarus americanus.

This species is rarely found deeper than fifty metres, but can be found anywhere from the low tide mark to 150 metres.

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