Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Caparace length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from Iceland and the Norwegian Sea to North-west Africa. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Present on muddy bottoms, where they live in shallow burrows, at depths ranging from 20 to 800 m. Its diet consists of detritus, crustaceans and polychaete.

FISHERIES

Mostly caught by bottom trawls and to lesser extend by pots and traps.

DID YOU KNOW

Captivity studies have shown that individuals form interconnected burrow systems with up to 13 entrances and ventilation shafts.