Malacostraca | Decapoda
Holthuis, L.B. 1991. (Ref. 4)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441); common length : 19.0 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 441)
Benthic; depth range 20 - 800 m (Ref. 441), usually 200 - 600 m (Ref. 88009)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 69°N - 30°N, 25°W - 26°E (Ref. 4)
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Total body length: 8 to 24 cm, usually between 10 to 20 cm (Ref. 4). Found in the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 94799). Epibenthic (Ref. 87524). Sedentary (Ref. 94799). Inhabits muddy bottoms in which it digs its burrows. Nocturnal and feeds on detritus, crustaceans and worms (Ref. 4). An active predator or scavenger (Ref. 94757). Ovigerous females are found practically throughout the year, the eggs laid around July are carried for about 9 months (Ref. 4). 1 brood per year (Ref. 81133); 1.6 cm postlarval size (Ref. 81161); 1 month of pelagic period (Ref. 81160). Norway lobster females undergo ovary ripening mainly in spring, spawn in summer and autumn, and recovery in winter (Ref. 94749).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (14 of 100)