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The lobster is a large crustacean and like the crab is similar to shrimp and prawns. The lobster is one of the largest types of crustacean with some lobster species known to get to weigh over 20 kg.

Lobsters live on rocky, sandy, or muddy bottoms close to the shoreline to beyond the edge of the continental shelf as the lobster prefers the shallower ocean water. The lobster is generally found to live by itself, where the lobster hides in crevices and in burrows under rocks.

Lobsters have been known to get to 100 years old, sometimes older and the lobster continues to grow in size throughout the lobsters life. It is this that allows some adult lobsters to grow to enormous sizes.

Lobsters tend to move slowly by walking along the bottom of the sea floor. However, when the lobster is in danger and the lobster needs to get away, the lobster is able to swim backwards quickly by curling and uncurling its abdomen.

Lobsters come in a variety of colors including red, blue, green, purple, and yellow. Lobster has become one of the most luxurious types of seafood for humans throughout the world and the lobster population has therefore severely declined.


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Lobster Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Arthropoda
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Crustacea
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Decapoda
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Nephropidae
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Nephropidae
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Arthropod
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
25-70cm (9.8-27.5in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
1-7kg (2.2-15lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
19km/h (12mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
20-80 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Red, Brown, Blue, Orange
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Shell
Favourite Food:Clams
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Sea gardens and rocky beds
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
12
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Clams, Mussels, Starfish
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Human, Eels, Large fish
Special Features:Thick armoured shell and strong claws

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