American Lobster §

species: Homarus americanus
classification: arthropod (crustacean)
habitat: rocky bottoms
feeding habits: scavenges mussels, crabs, dead fish
photo © Herb Segars

Range: Western Atlantic, Bay of Fundy to Virginia

Serving Suggestion
Lobster Recipes

Nutritional information: meat high in calcium, iron, protein, thiamine, niacin and sodium; tomalley (liver & pancreas) may contain contaminants

Commercial information: matures between 5 and 9 years; legally harvestable at about 1 pound; caught in baited traps and pots
photo © William B. Folsom