Norway Lobster

Nephrops norvegicus
Norway Lobster

Habitat: Muddy sea bed in fine sediments
Depth: 10-500m
Food: Dead animal matter, small fish and worms
Length: Up to 20cm
Lifespan: Up to 10 years
Conservation Status: Least Concern (LC)

Also known as scampi or langoustines, Norway lobsters are commercially important in the Moray Firth. Orange in colour with beady black eyes, their claws are as long as the body. They make complicated burrows in the mud and spend most of their time there, coming out at night to roam on the seabed looking for food – including worms and small crustaceans.

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