Lobster facts

Lobsters are closely related to grasshopper, insects and mosquito. It has ten legs so they lie in the order Decapoda. They have two unequal claws which are large. Females have broad tail to carry eggs. When the lobster is cooked it turns to red color. The presence of algae makes the lobster easy to hide and also attracts organisms to feed on. When the lobsters are small, they need shelters which prevent them from predators, currents and waves. As they are nocturnal, they do not prefer light.

Name Lobster
Scientific Name Homarus americanus
Native It is found on Atlantic coast of North America from Labrador to New Jersey. It could be found in North Carolina (Cape Hatteras) andn Strait of Belle Isle. It is richly available in Gulf of Maine of US and Canada.
Common/English Name American lobster, Canadian lobster, Northern lobster, True lobster, Maine lobster, Canadian Reds, Blackshell, Buckle shell, Blueshell, Crack backer, Maine lobster, Hard shell lobster, Massach Maine lobster, Northern lobster, New shell, Old shell lobster, Shedder, Northern Atlantic lobster, Softshell
Name in Other Languages Albanian: karavidhe;
Basque: otarraina;
Belarusian: amar (амар);
Bosnian: jastog;
Bulgarian: omar (омар);
Catalan: llagosta;
Croatian: jastog;
Czech: humr;
Danish: hummer;
Dutch: kreeft;
Estonian: homaar;
Finnish: hummeri;
French: homard;
Galician: lagosta;
German: Hummer;
Greek: astakós (αστακός);
Hungarian: homár;
Icelandic: humar;
Irish: gliomach;
Italian: aragosta;
Latvian: omārs;
Lithuanian: omaras;
Macedonian: jastog (јастог);
Maltese: awwista;
Norwegian: hummer;
Polish: homar;
Portuguese: lagosta;
Romanian: homar;
Russian: Omar (Омар);
Serbian: jastog (јастог);
Slovak: homár;
Slovenian: jastog;
Spanish: langosta;
Swedish: hummer;
Ukrainian: omar (омар);
Welsh: cimwch;
Armenian: omar (օմար);
Azerbaijani: xərçəng;
Bengali: Galadā ciṇṛi (গলদা চিংড়ি);
Chinese (Simplified): Lóngxiā (龙虾);
Chinese (Traditional): Lóngxiā (龍蝦);
Georgian: lobster;
Gujarati: Lōbasṭara (લોબસ્ટર);
Hindi: jheenga machhalee (झींगा मछली);
Hmong: cw;
Japanese: Robusutā (ロブスター);
Kannada: Naḷḷi (ನಳ್ಳಿ);
Kazakh: lobster (лобстер);
Khmer: bangkong (បង្កង);
Korean: saeu (새우);
Lao: lobster;
Malayalam: valiya cem’mīn (വലിയ ചെമ്മീൻ);
Marathi: Lŏbasṭara (लॉबस्टर);
Mongolian: khavch (хавч);
Myanmar (Burmese): kyawwat pujwan (ကျောက်ပုဇွန်);
Nepali: Jhīṅgā (झींगा);
Sinhala: pokirissā (පොකිරිස්සා);
Tajik: xarcangi ʙahrī (харчанги баҳрӣ);
Tamil: Irāl (இரால்);
Telugu: Eṇḍrakāyalu (ఎండ్రకాయలు);
Thai: Kûng k̂āmkrām (กุ้งก้ามกราม);
Uzbek: katta dengiz qisqichbagasi;
Vietnamese: tôm hùm;
Turkish: Istakoz;
Afrikaans: kreef;
Chichewa: lobusitara;
Hausa: lobster;
Igbo: oporo;
Sesotho: lobster;
Somali: lobster;
Swahili: kamba;
Yoruba: ede nla;
Zulu: isikhuphashe;
Cebuano: banagan;
Filipino: ulang;
Indonesian: lobster;
Javanese: lobster;
Malagasy: langosta;
Malay: udang galah;
Maori: koura;
Esperanto: omaro;
Haitian Creole: woma;
Latin: locustam marinam;
Norway: Amerikansk hummer;
Denmark: Amerikansk hummer;
Sweden: Amerikansk hummer
Found Sandy, muddy and rocky bottoms
Size Length: 8-24 inches (200-610 mm)
Lifespan 70 years
Diet Prey, crustaceans, cnidarians and brittle stars
Antennas Three pairs which are sensory organs
Eyes On the base of antenna, sensitive to light, do not see clearly
Weight 1 to 9 pounds (0.45-4.08 kg) and maximum 44 lb. (20 kg)
Color Bluish green to brown
Health Benefits
  • Healthy heart
  • Cognitive health
  • Provides energy
  • Repairment
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Bone health
Calories in 1cup (145 gm) 129 Kcal.
Major nutritions Copper, Cu 2.248 mg (249.78%)
Selenium, Se 106 µg (192.73%)
Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine) 2.07 µg (86.25%)
Tryptophan 0.36 g (81.82%)
Isoleucine 1.206 g (72.13%)
Threonine 1.092 g (62.05%)
Lysine 2.068 g (61.84%)
Valine 1.235 g (58.48%)
Histidine 0.689 g (55.93%)
Protein 27.55 g (55.10%)
Precautions       Lobster should not be used by cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure patients.
How to Eat
  • It is added to soups, pasta, eggs and mashed potatoes.
  • It is boiled or steamed.
  • The minced lobster is used in salad tops.
  • It could be made as burgers or lobster patties.
Other Facts
  • The heaviest American lobster weighs about 44.4 lb. (20.1 kg).
  • They smell with its feet.
  • The blood of lobster is colorless.
  • It do not have brains.


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