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European lobster

Sven Traenkner, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung2017-09-21

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Like all crustaceans the European lobster has a hard exoskeleton which they have to shed in order to grow. A young lobster moults several times a years, but with increasing size of the animal the number of annual moultings decreases.

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  • Title: European lobster
  • Creator: Sven Traenkner, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • Date Created: 2017-09-21
  • Location: Northeastern Atlantic Ocean, western Mediterranean and Black Sea
  • Rights: Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • scientific name: <i>Homarus gammarus<i>
  • geological Age: extant

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