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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Hummer
France: 
Homard
Italy: 
Lupicante
Portugal: 
Lavagante
UK: 
Lobster
Japan: 
Iseebi
Fishing gears: 
Gillnets
Pots traps
FAO code: 
LBE
Scientific name: 
Homarus gammarus
Type: 
Crustacean
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
Global production (Tons): 
4875
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC