Common Lobster

Homarus gammarus
Common Lobster

Habitat: Rocky sea bed, kelp forest among boulders
Depth: 1-150m
Food: Molluscs, crabs, starfish, dead animal matter.
Length: Up to 45cm
Lifespan: Over 60 years
Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC)

Lobsters are solitary animals, keeping a territory and avoiding each other except at breeding time. They are scavengers and roam at night to find dead animal matter or slow moving live prey. With small mouth parts, the lobster uses its heavy claw for crushing or the straight claw for cutting its food to bite sized pieces. Lobsters must shed their outer shell in order to grow.

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