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Common Lobster


Common Lobster
Habitat

Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and parts of the Black Sea. They prefer hard substrates such as rocks or hard mud. They live in holes and crevices and emerge at night to feed.

Wild Diet

They feed on crabs, molluscs, sea urchins, starfish and polychaete worms

Breeding

Mating occurs in the Summer; producing eggs which are carried by the females for up to a year before hatching into planktonic larvae.

Threats

The main threat is overfishing, using baited 'lobster pots'.

Conservation

Specific conservation action has not been targeted at this species.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Homarus gammarus
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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