Image Keith Hiscock - Homarus gammarus, dorsal view. Image width ca 60 cm.
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Homarus gammarus is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Arthropoda||Arthropods, joint-legged animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans & spiders|
|Class||Malacostraca||Crabs, lobsters, sand hoppers and sea slaters|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||All British and Irish coasts.|
|Habitat information||It is found on rocky substrata, living in holes and excavated tunnels from the lower shore to about 60 m depth.|
|Description||A large lobster that can grow up to one metre in length, but 50 cm is more common. It is blue-coloured above with coalescing spots and yellowish below. The first pair of walking legs carry massive (but slightly unequal) pincers which can be formidable and dangerous. The body lacks strong spines or ridges and is only slightly granular.|
|Additional information||No text entered|
This review can be cited as follows:
Emily Wilson 2008. Homarus gammarus. Common lobster. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 23/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3519>