Name: Common Lobster
Scientific name: Homarus gammarus
Nature Stars: 70
About: A large crustacean, that grows up to 1 metre long, although more usually about 50cm long. Lobsters are a deep purplish-blue colour, with red antennae. They live in crevices and caves amongst rocks from the low tide mark and deeper. Their first pair of legs have massive grabbing pincers.
How to identify: Unmistakeable: other species of lobster are smaller and not the same colour.
Where: Found all round our coasts.
Fantastic fact: Lobsters are nocturnal, hiding during the day in their caves.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc