Atlantic Lobster

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Lobsters are part of the Homaridae family, a family of marine crustaceans. From an economic point of view, lobsters are the basis of a global industry. They fish for consumption and for that, the whole business costs more than a billion dollars a year.

They are venerated for their flavor.

They are found in all the oceans. Live on sand, mud or rocky basins of water. Generally they live alone in lawns or stones.

The European hare found in the UK and Ireland is smaller, more expensive and less seen than in America.

Lobster’s Food

Lobsters are omnivores and eat living food. They feed on fish, mollusks, other crustaceans, worms and some plants.

He eats also corpses and resort to cannibalism in captivity if needed, this has not been noticed in the wild.

After soiling he eats his “skin”.

Lobster’s Aspect

Hatchlings are invertebrate marine animals that have a protective bone carcass. Like most of the lobsters. Like most of the lobsters, they fed. During the process, they change color.

They have 10 feet with which they move and two pliers as two claws for cutting. It has two long antennas that use them as sensors when going to the bottom of the water because it disturbs the water and the eyes can not help in these conditions.

Hoods, like the Siphajans snails, have blue blood because of a substance that contains copper.

Generally lobsters are 25-50cm long.

Lobster’s Behavior

Research shows that lobsters can not slow, weaken or lose fertility with age. The more lobsters grow older, the more fertile they are.

This is due to an enzyme and its DNA. Because of this, lobsters can reach incredible size, in Canada a lobster was snatched that weighs over 20 kg.

The most common way to kill a lobster is by boiling it in boiled water, but also the method of infusing a knife into the brain before boiling. In some countries, killing is forbidden, for example in Italy offenders receive fines of 500 euros.

Lobsters are caught in cages nestled in water between 2 and 900m, although lobsters are also found at 3700m. The steel cages are covered with plastic or wood. A lobster fisherman can stretch 2,000 traps.

Lobster’s Reproduction

Lobster males lay sperm on the inferior part of the female, and later use the sperm. The female can store the sperm for several months until the time of laying eggs, usually between July and August.

Females give birth every two years. The number of eggs depends on the size of the female, about 5000 eggs for a 25cm female and 40,000 a female 36cm.

There have also been cases when a 43cm female has deposited 63,000 eggs, and another nearly 100,000 eggs.

The egg table is permanently “aerated” to prevent impurities and not cover to be well oxygenated. Lobster females carry their eggs for 10-11 months. After birth the babies are small or vulnerable (2-3cm long).

Major mortality at first is the reason why the lobster lads lay so many eggs.

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