European Lobster

About European Lobster Edit

The European lobster also named Homarus gammarus is a large European clawed lobster. It is difficult to distinguish from the American lobster which is Homarus americanus, but the best distinction is the geographical location. The natural range of the European lobster is the eastern Atlantic Ocean from the Lofoten Islands in northwestern Norway to the Azores and Morocco. It can as well been found in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete and in the northwestern parts of the Black Sea, but are never found in the Baltic Sea. The European lobster is solitary, nocturnal and territorial, living in holes or crevices in the sea floor during the day. The diet of the adult European lobster comprises mostly sea-bottom invertebrates such as crabs, molluscs, sea urchins, polychaete worms and starfish, but may also include fish and plants. European lobsters are estimated to be five to seven years old. The eggs are then carried by the female for around eleven months, meaning that egg-bearing females may be found throughout the year. After hatching, the planktonic larvae are released.

Lobster Recipes Edit

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