BIOTIC Species Information for Homarus gammarus
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Researched byMorvan Barnes Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed
General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodScavenger
Omnivore
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionDemersal
Epifaunal
Epibenthic
Typical food typesA variety of live molluscs and crustaceans as well as carrion. HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot researched FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeMedium-large(21-50cm)
HeightNot researched Growth Rate3 cm / year (carapace length)
Adult dispersal potential>10km DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Allen, 1895, Smith et al., 2001, Sheehy et al., 1996, Ingle, 1997, Beal et al., 2002, Mente et al., 2001, Sheehy et al., 1999, Bannister, 1998, Collins et al., 1992, Kurmaly et al., 1990,
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